Churches with paid employees

Does your church have any paid staff, for example a caretaker or administrator, and their work has stopped because your premises are closed...?  Click to read more

Information from Synod Treasurer

Claiming Gift Aid under the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme during the Covid19 pandemic.
Please keep watching here for updates.
David J Greatorex, Treasurer

EM Synod Office Closure and How Information will now be shared...

Information about office closure and how to contact each member of staff.

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The Coronavirus crisis and its financial implications

Click here to read John Samson's letter about the financial implications of the coronavirus crisis:





HOW LONG? Psalm 13

How Long

A reflection by The Moderator, pre-recorded at Gainsborough United Reformed Church as part of the live-streamed "Lincoln Remembers: Covid, Grief and Hope" service. 

QR code posters and the Test and Trace app - ACTION NEEDED

Download the latest advice from the URC about the Test & Trace app and the QR code poster. All churches should generate and display an official NHS Test & Protect QR code poster from September 24th. Currently, the Governments in England and Wales are strongly encouraging places of worship amongst others to display the QR Code poster, rather than requiring it. The United Reformed Church strongly encourages churches in England and Wales that are open for any purpose to comply with this

Latest Coronavirus Update 14.09.20

The URC has issued a new statement about how churches are affected by the new guidance in force today...

Latest URC Covid19 advice - Emerging into the New Normal

26th June 2020: Read the latest advice from the United Reformed Church

  • Emerging into the new normal 
  • Personal Risk Assessment



URC Latest Advice about the Reopening of Church Buildings for Private Prayer

This includes an updated advice note from the General Secretary and Synod Moderators, a new Covid-19 Risk Assessment document, an example of a completed Risk Assessment form, and a new disclaimer poster.

PLEASE NOTE: The guidance directs any churches who do plan to reopen their buildings for this purpose to advise the Trustees. In the East Midlands Synod, please contact Mr Geoff Milnes, Property Officer:



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