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Guildford United Reformed Church is an open and inclusive Christian community

Where we extend a warm and unconditional welcome 
Where we expect to be challenged in encountering God and each other 
Where we nurture a non-judgmental, progressive environment for exploring faith 
Where by the power of love we resist all that divides
Where we share generously the goodness we have received

“an open and inclusive Christian community” where everyone whoever we are – old, young, well off or not, gay, straight, transgender – is valued, included and cherished for who we are

“a warm and unconditional welcome” please just come as you are 

“challenged in encountering God and each other” we journey together as a community of people with all life’s challenges.  We meet and encounter God and each other and that encounter challenges us and broadens our horizons

“a progressive, non-judgemental environment for exploring faith” we don’t have all the answers by any stretch of the imagination, but together we are on a journey of discovering what it means to be fully alive to God, each other and the world

“the power of love we resist all that divides” perhaps in modest ways we seek to be a more human and caring community where the things that divide us are not as important as what holds us together

“we share generously the goodness we have received” we support each other, good causes and charities in practical ways remembering and being grateful for the gifts we receive.

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.

Guildford URC

83 Portsmouth Road, Guildford, Surrey GU2 4BS

Tel: 01483 569822

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