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About Buxton URC

As part of the Christian Church, the United Reformed Church believes in one God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


United Reformed Church:

This was created through a series of unions bringing together English Presbyterians, English, Welsh and Scottish Congregationalists and members of the Churches of Christ. One hundred thousand people make up 1600 congregations, with more than 700 ministers.

 

Activities:

A wide variety of groups meet at our church, including several organised by members as well as many from the wider community...

For young people - Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Rangers

Lunch Club - first Thursday of the month

Fellowship Group - Wednesday evenings

Prayers - Friday mornings from 7am

New members are always welcome. For more details of these activities and other events at the URC, please see our magazines.

 

Here are some of the activities we're involved in. Click the photos to enlarge...

Our popular lunch club meets on the first Thursday of the month – new members are always welcome. Christmas is always a special celebration, for helpers as well as our diners:
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Lunch club helpers
Lunch club

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On Easter Sunday we welcomed our former minister, the Rev Peter Meek, now East Midlands Moderator, for a service of celebration followed by lunch:
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The church has recently welcomed back its classic 19th century Broadwood grand piano, given by regular worshippers in the 1930s. Set in its new home in the main body of the church, the piano is now available to local musicians. It was given its first public airing during morning service:

Broadwood grand piano

 

Safeguarding:

Please click this link to read Buxton United Reformed Church's Safeguarding Policy for Children, Young People and Adults Who Are Vulnerable:

Safeguarding link

 

 

 

Jennie, a teacher and one of our non-serving elders, recently returned for a second visit to a school in Kolkata, based under a flyover where many of the children live. Read her fascinating blog here (click on picture):

Jennie's blog

We recently welcomed a group of visitors from a church in Buxton, Guyana – and some of their friends and family from Buxton in Canada. Who knew!

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Our church treasurer, Roger, has once again spent several months working abroad with Mission Direct. He updates his blog when he gets a chance – read it here (click on picture):
https://rogerinkumi.wordpress.com/
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We love to welcome children for baptism.
Here's Erin, Sebastian & their family

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Baptism

Churches Together service for the Week of Christian Unity
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We enjoyed a breakfast service

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Toilet twinning! Fun but with a serious message

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Come and join us – everyone welcome!


Buxton URC

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