A resource to encourage and assist churches to develop creative thinking around the potential and the missional use of buildings


One of the ways in which we are doing this is by holding conferences, at the moment online. Eventually we hope that these may be hybrid; part face to face with online access.

Our thanks to the 270 people who attended our first online conference on April 19th. For those who attended and those who missed it, the recording is now available on YouTube via this link


Copies of the General Secretary’s address are available through this link

Building for the Future

The presentation by Heartedge and Mill Hill East will also be made available here when possible.

Follow-up information, especially regarding future events will be mailed out to those who attended and placed here.

We have now set up a blog. This is hosted externally in order to make it accessible as widely as possible. It can be accessed here

Our latest conference was held on July 21st and explored the vision and mission context for URC buildings and assets.

The recording is available on You Tube at this address https://youtu.be/QTRbpqkofts 

Our next conference for 2021 will take place on October 14th from 7-8.30pm, it will focus on environmental issues for church buildings, including Eco-Church and Eco-Congregation.  More details will be given here as they become available.

As before please email mission@urc.org.uk to sign up for this event.

Good ideas and good news stories

One of the keys to the success of the Forum is the sharing of good news and in particular, good ideas and tips on how to achieve them.  Please send in any stories along with photographs, video, tips or whatever for inclusion here.


The story below comes from the redeveloped church building in the heart of  Cambridge resulting from the union of Emmanuel and St Columba’s URCs and its determination to be more than just an urban construction.

Downing Place URC’s Courtyard Garden

As part of its redevelopment, Downing Place URC Cambridge is creating a courtyard garden in the heart of the complex.

Plants have been carefully selected for a variety of purposes. For more information, including details of the plants selected, follow this link to the page on their website.