Hospitality and Diversity

Everyday Church: transforming the ordinary (Stainbeck)

Everyday Church: transforming the ordinary (Stainbeck) EVERYDAY CHURCH: transforming the ordinary Opening up the church as a safe place in the community where needs can be met and where God’s love in Jesus can be found. The Story: Stainbeck United Reformed Church, Leeds was built in 1931 and is set in the middle of estates […]

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Free Afternoon Tea (Felton URC)

Felton URC Afternoon Tea (Free) Coffee, cake, company and chat Story The idea for the afternoon tea came from a radio programme that one of our elders was listening to. Her immediate reaction was that it was something we could do as a Church and she also felt that the impact of isolation and loneliness […]

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The Church in Regeneration (Crossway)

Crossway: the Church in Regeneration The Church in Regeneration: Mission below the tipping point Story This is the story of an urban church in the middle of regeneration and redevelopment, seeking to be involved in mission but with a small membership and worshipping community.  Crossway is having to relocate after the local council issued a […]

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Our Tribe (Augustine United Church)

Our Tribe (Augustine United Church) Our Tribe The LGBTQI Welcoming and Affirming Ministry at Augustine United Church Story Augustine United Church merged with the Metropolitan Community Church Edinburgh in 2010 and as part of that Our Tribe was set up. Our Tribe seeks to live out God’s unconditional love for all through our values of […]

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Café Alive (Grange URC)

Cafe Alive at Grange URC from TheWindermereCentre Café Alive Ecumenical Community Café in Church sanctuary. Story. Being in an ideal situation, close to primary school, Pre-School, doctors surgery and secondary school and having a very good working relationship with the other 2 churches on our estate, we decided to open an ecumenical community café in […]

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Criss-Cross Youth Group, Rutherglen

Criss-Cross Youth Group, Rutherglen Criss-Cross Youth Group Open and welcoming. Story In 2011 Rutherglen URC launched Criss-Cross Youth Group. The initial intention was to provide the seven young people who attended church on a Sunday morning with an additional opportunity to meet together. It was envisaged that it would be a weekly evening meeting comprising […]

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St Arbucks

The story of St Arbucks St Arbucks Seeks to enhance the community, support local and global business and be the best coffee and cake shop you’ve tried today! Trinity United Church sold its building, worshiped in a new community hall and bought a corner shop in the centre of the village with the vision of […]

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Dursley Tabernacle Youth Centre

The Parsonage Project A Youth Centre at Dursley Tabernacle URC The story The Church’s decision to prioritise youth and community work by appointing a paid Youth Worker led to the establishing of a Family Café in the Church Sanctuary and grew into a vision to transform some of its decaying buildings into a new Youth […]

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Ainsdale Village Church Community Garden

Ainsdale Village Church Community Garden Ainsdale Village Church Community Garden A piece of land at the front of the church which has been transformed into a garden for the use of the local community. Story Ainsdale United Reformed Church is a church in the centre of the village which forms part of the Southport conurbation. […]

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The Living Well Project

The Living Well Project The Living Well Project, Hornsea URC. Tackling isolation in our community Story By working in partnership with other agencies and organisations in our community we have built a community project which supports individuals who have become, or are in danger of becoming, isolated. We do this through a monthly lunch, and […]

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