Welcome to Christ Church URC

Who we are...

We are a gathering of people who are trying to discover together what it means to live as Christians today. God's love, as revealed in Jesus Christ, is our guide and our goal.

It is in the Spirit of this love that we meet in worship to celebrate and to be challenged by the needs confronting us in our community and in the world.

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About the URC?

Although one of the smaller mainstream denominations, the United Reformed Church plays a dynamic and challenging part in the British Christian community. It has brought together English Presbyterians, English, Welsh and Scottish Congregationalists, and members of the Churches of Christ, through unions in 1972, 1981 and 2000. Sixty-eight thousand people make up 1500 congregations, with nearly 700 ministers, paid and unpaid.

The United Reformed Church combines its commitment to the Reformed tradition with a passionate belief that all God’s people should be one. It seeks to work with Christians of all traditions, and rejoices in being part of more than 400 Local Ecumenical Partnerships, with the Methodist Church and others. It is also committed to theological and cultural diversity. It has declared itself a multi-cultural church, rejoicing in the gifts of members from across the world and seeks to hold together a wide variety of theological understandings; the valuing of different insights helps the church understand the wonder of God.

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About the Southern Synod?

Christ Church Petts Wood is part of the Southern Synod of the United Reformed Church. Over 10,000 people in 168 churches make up the Southern Synod.

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