Welcome to the website of Hull United Reformed Church (URC) Team Churches!

We’re glad that you have found us and hope you like our website. Like us it is in a constant state of evolution and growth so please feel free to come back and visit again! We hope to see you at one of our churches soon.

St Ninian's and St Andrew's, Chanterlands Avenue, Hull, Zion, Hallgate in Cottingham  and Christ Church, Swanland are all now back open for worship.  Unfortunately, Christ Church, Southella has closed.  All our weekly activities are now also up and running again.

Do join us on Sundays:   St Ninian's and St Andrew's meet at 9.30a.m, Zion's service on a Sunday usually begins at 10.00a.m. and Christ Church, Swanland at 10.30am .

Thought for the month

   “The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today.”

   “Preach the Gospels everyday and only if you have to ... use words.”

People’s Art Gallery 2022

Yes, it's back!

St Ninian's and St Andrew's is once again hosting a People's Art Gallery in conjunction with the Avenues Open Gardens on Sundays, 3 and 10 July.   For full information or if you are interested in exhibiting, please visit the 'Community Events' page on this site. 

Jubilee? Is there a Jubilee going on?

Well, unless you have been living on another planet these last few weeks, you will know that the whole country is celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee this year with a special four-day series of events planned for the beginning of June.

 BUT………..did you also know that the URC has its Golden Jubilee this year? Yes, that’s right  - the URC is celebrating fifty years of faith, hope and love. It began on 5th October 1972 when two churches, the Presbyterian Church of England and the Congregational  Church in England and Wales joined together after the union had been recognised by an Act of Parliament. The  Churches of Christ joined in 1981, followed by the Congregational Union of Scotland in 2000.

 So what is a Jubilee?

Jubilee is a word from the Bible. Every fifty years is a Jubilee Year. It is a year when things are put right again. All property is returned to its original owner, all slaves are freed, even the land is given a year off growing crops. It’s a time for looking back and celebrating how far you have come, and for beginning again. It’s a time when all of God's creation can rest, reset and rejoice. Jubilee has become a word used for all 50th celebrations and anniversaries.

 So what does it mean for us?

Well, the URC nationally is inviting us to a 'party' and has produced a very well-presented, entertaining and informative booklet 'Celebrate Together'. Copies of these will be available in church for everyone from the beginning of March. Though nothing is planned at the moment for this church, we are always open to suggestions for special events - and volunteers to run them.  Watch this space!

 So, to paraphrase a well-known carol:

                        Come and join the celebration, 

                        It’s a very special day;

                        Come along, share in our glee

                        It’s the URC’s Jubilee!

Jean Franks