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About Us

The URC

The United Reformed Church is a family of Christians, worshipping in the name of Jesus in about 1500 local churches across the UK.

  • ‘Reformed’ means that we delight in the Bible, we do not fear change, and we try to run our churches in ways that take everyone’s insight and contribution seriously.

  • ‘United’ is an important part of our story. We started when English Presbyterians merged with English and Welsh Congregationalists in 1972. Churches of Christ joined in 1981 and Scottish Congregationalists in 2000. We still work as closely as we can with Christians of all traditions and styles.

  • And we are one ‘Church’. We aim to grow through supporting one another and taking decisions together.

All our tasks and posts are open to women as fully as to men. We are an intercultural church, where people with varied ethnic roots enrich each other’s Christian living. Our people hold a range of opinions about theology and church life. 

In the words of the denominations Statement of Nature, Faith and Order (1990) together we are firmly committed to ‘God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The living God, the only God, ever to be praised.’

Visit the national website of the United Reformed Church

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Our Story...

Woking United Reformed Church was formed in 2005 from the joining of St Andrews URC and York Road URC, using the White Rose Lane premises (the frmer St. Andrew's).  As such we are a new church with historic roots.

The church in York Road was founded in 1899 as Mount Hermon Congregational Church by a group of 34 Christian men and women who signed a covenant.

St Andrews was built in 1952 to house the local congregation of the Presbyterian Church which had begun life in Woking in 1941 in temporary premises.

With the union of the Congregational and Presbyterian denominations to form the United Reformed Church in 1972, Woking had 2 congregations of the same denomination within a relatively short distance of each other.  The decision to join together in 2005 was taken in the expectation that this would provide a better platform for united work and witness in the future,

In 2009-10 the site at White Rose Lane underwent a major redevelopment project to make it a more modern and welcoming facility for worship and outreach.  

Today, the church plays an important part in the life of Woking, hosting many communicaty groups on its premises and engaging in various social and outreach projects.

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