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URC Mersey 

URC Mersey is helping churches stay connected with their congregations and communities during the Coronavirus with advice and resources.

Join us on Holy Week for a series of video reflections.

A word from our Moderator

Jacky EmbreyThousands of years ago the temple in Jerusalem was torn down and God’s people were forced into exile. They struggled to sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land (Psalm 137), but they learned through this experience that God was with them wherever they were, and they began to worship in a new way.  Today we have been cut off from our buildings and from gathering physically by the Coronavirus. Nevertheless, God is still with us and we can learn to worship God in new ways. We can also learn to be church in a new way and to be together in Spirit and via phone, post and the internet, even though we have, for a time, to be physically distant from one another. May God bless us in this unexpected pause in our routine, that we may grow nearer to God, grow closer together in love, and know the peace of Christ in our hearts.  Jacky Embrey

Office closed - but we're still available

Please note that all Synod staff will be working their usual hours from home until further notice. 

StaffWe apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. Our office manager can be reached via this email or on 0151 421 1218.

Church response

Self care bagsPlease tell us how your church is responding so we can share with others. See how West Kirby URC are helping church members and the community stay connected in this time - including those without the internet!

Children and Youth

Worried about all the time your children will have to be at home during the Coronavirus Crisis? 

We have discovered a treasure trove of activities to keep your young ones busy. 

Safeguarding

See how to ensure people keep safe during the crisis here

Resources during crisis

For resources, help and ways to stay connected using technology – even if it's all new to you – visit our Coronavirus help section.

URC guidance relating to the Coronavirus

Coronavirus word on red backgroundThe URC has issued advice as to how to deal with the coronavirus situation. This will be updated, as the situation is changing fast.  Please see here  

Cancelled meeting posterPublic Meeting about Blundellsands URC CANCELLED

In light of the coronavirus outbreak and the latest government advice we have decided to cancel the Blundellsands URC public meetings. Please let others know who may have been attending. The dates were: Thursday 2 April 7.30pm and Friday 3 April 10.30am.

However: 

We would still like you to share ideas and listen to others to see how this historic building can be used innovatively by the community. Follow us on Facebook @urcmerseysynodpage and comment to have your say.