Our church mission statement informs and inspires us as a community.
Our aim is to share God’s love in the community
We strive to be an open, welcoming Christian church
Serving one another and our neighbours
Working for justice and peace in God’s world.
Our aim is to share God’s love in the community – whether it is holding a regular Sunflower Café for people living with dementia or running Little GURCkins, our parent and toddler group, we share God’s love in and around our community.
We strive to be an open and welcoming Christian church – as an open and inclusive church we welcome all people. The church is registered for same sex marriage and welcomes LGBTQI+ people.
Serving one another and our neighbours – we are a church at the heart of our community and home to many different groups who use our building, offering space to support each other and being together as neighbours.
Working for justice and peace in God’s world – we support a range of initiatives for example Christian Aid who work for justice in the world. As a local church we are involved with food banks, Cherry Trees, Street Angels and Christians Against Poverty, working for justice and peace.
As a church we believe that Christianity is a way of life rather than a set of creeds or beliefs that require our agreement. You are welcome to join us as we discern together the significance of Christianity for our community and day. We are church of many ideas and opinions which are all valued and heard as together we join with God in building the kingdom. We listen carefully for the Bible’s message believing that in our time the church is called to show radical welcome to all people, regardless of race, age, gender, sexual orientation or disability.
Guildford URC is a member of the United Reformed Church which brings together Congregationalists, Presbyterian and Churches of Christ in one united church. Guildford is a member of the Wessex Synod of the United Reformed Church.