Thames North Synod is one of 13 Synods that make up the United Reformed Church. With the River Thames as the southern boundary, the 136 local churches of Thames North Synod serve communities in Greater London, Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Bedfordshire and Essex. The purpose of the Synod is for our 140 local churches to work together to support each other’s mission and ministry. The main meetings of the Synod take place 2-3 times each year when Ministers and other local church representatives meet for worship and to plan our work together. In addition to this there are various committees that meet regularly to co-ordinate our work.

The Synod has a dedicated team of officers and staff. Some of our staff team are based in our Synod Office in Central London while others spend most of their time visiting and working with local churches.

Please do get in contact with us if you think we might be able to help in any way.


We’ve received the following from Linda Rayner, Fresh Expressions Co-ordinator for the URC:
We are holding a vision day, explaining why we need to encourage our churches to be more outward looking and why we therefore need to think about new forms of church for the 21st century, which will run alongside our existing churches.

It will be a fun, interactive day – fast-paced and with lots of discussion.

It’s not quite in Thames North Synod, but very close to the border…so please could you encourage your congregations to come along? A small group from each church would benefit most, although individuals are welcome!

Saturday 17th October, Christ Church Centre, 46 Reading Road, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AG. 10.15am – 4.00pm. You can see more details, including the draft programme, by clicking the image below.

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There are two vacancies for employed workers in the Synod:

Askew Road United Reformed/Methodist Church are recruiting a Children’s and Youth Worker.

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You can view the advert by clicking here.


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‘Making it work’ Synod Roadshows 2015
The Synod Programme Staff team will be on the road throughout 2015 taking part in a series of roadshows helping exploring how to ‘Make it work’ in our local churches.

Our Training and events page has all the information you need to find your local roadshow and book a place (or two or three!).  The page has been updated with dates and locations for two new roadshow events taking place in the autumn.  Hope to see you there?!