The United Reformed Church was formed in October 1972 through the union of the Congregational Church in England and Wales and the Presbyterian Church of England. It was joined by the Re-formed Association of the Churches of Christ in 1981 and the Congregational Union of Scotland in April 2000.
Find out more about the United Reformed Church here
Norwich Area United Reformed Church
The Norwich Area United Reformed Church (NAURC)
is a group of 6 URC churches in the Norwich area served by 2 ministers:
Revd John Potter and Revd Bruno Boldrini.
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 6 churches for the coming months.
The Revd. John Potter is minister to Ipswich Road URC, Princes Street URC and Fairland URC in Wymondham.
The Revd. Bruno Boldrini is minister to St Peter’s Jessopp Road (URC/Methodist), Trinity URC and Wroxham and Hoveton URC (The Hub).
Sorry, all NAURC churches are physically closed during the coronavirus restrictions, but as you will have seen from other parts of this website, we are now a church online.
A preaching plan for April to June 2020 has been prepared and we are leaving this on line in the hope that we might be able to go back to it, but while the church buildings are closed, all services will usually be led by John and/or Bruno
Please click here for the intended April-June plan
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
Princes Street URC in Norwich has just celebrated its 200th Anniversary.
Find out more about this church here.
Ipswich Road URC was an offshoot from Princes Street in 1952.
Trinity URC is the other City Centre church.
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
You can find out more about this church on their website here
St. Peter’s Jessopp Road Church (URC/ Methodist)
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
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