Norwich Area United Reformed Church
The Norwich Area United Reformed Church (NAURC) is a group of 5 URC churches in the Norwich area served by ministers: Revd John Potter. The Rev Ian Bloomfield is the Local Leader at Wroxham and Hoveton
Representatives from all of the churches meet together regularly to share news and plan joint activities and there are occasional joint services. Another group of representatives meets to plan the preaching rota for all 5 churches for the coming months.
During Covid, our buildings are not always open for worship, but we continue to provide a weekly online service which you can find on the Current NAURC Worship page . This service is also shared through Zoom-details on the same page.
Please click here for a link to the NAURC preaching plan
(Note during the pandemic, this is not always current)
Churches within the Norwich Area URC
Fairland URC in Wymondham is the oldest church in the group, as it was established in 1652.
Click here to find out out more about this church, its worship and other activities
Ipswich Road URC was an offshoot from Princes Street in 1952.
Trinity URC Norwich (Contact Mrs Margo Benns, Secretary)
Situated at the city end of Unthank Road, Norwich, the present building which is Grade 2 listed, dates from 1956.
Currently, the church does not have a website, so here is some information about their usual church life:
Morning Worship is at 10.30am on Sundays.We extend a warm welcome to visitors. We were formerly a Presbyterian church and worship in a fairly traditional style, with Holy Communion celebrated quarterly.
- Alternate Thursdays – 10.30am to 12 noon Bible Study and Prayer group
- Fridays – 10.30am to 12 noon church open for Coffee and Cake.
- 12.30pm to 1.30pm “Open Table” free Community Lunch. All are welcome.
Facilities:Large hall and kitchen
Wroxham and Hoveton URC (known as the Hub) was an offshoot from Trinity URC in 1970
You can find out more about this church on their website here
St. Peter’s Jessopp Road Church (URC/ Methodist) Contact Mrs Jenny Poltock (Secretary)
This church is a joint URC/Methodist church, served by both A URC and a Methodist minister. Like Trinity, they currently do not have their own website, so here is some information about their usual church life :
“We are an open church which welcomes people of all ages and needs. We have a congregational approach to our ministry and mission and, though many of us are “getting on” in age, we have a vision to be a growing, caring and mission-led church.
Worship and other activities at St Peter’s Jessopp Road
SUNDAYS:10.45 am Morning Worship, with Holy Communion shared once a month
WEDNESDAYS: 10.00am – 12.00noon Coffee Stop with Traidcraft stall
A number of other community organisations use the church building
FACILITIES AVAILABLE: Large Hall, Smaller rooms, Lounge area, Kitchen
Princes Street URC in Norwich closed in Autumn 2019. As their daughter church, their history is to be found on this site here.