STAINBECK CHURCH is a family of people of all ages, various backgrounds and several nationalities who meet to worship God and to share their faith in Jesus Christ. It was established as a mission church in 1931 and continues with this ethos in a broad church setting.
We aim to worship and serve God by proclaiming the Gospel and helping to meet the needs of those around.
We believe that God loves all people and wants them to have a close relationship with Him.
We believe that this is possible because of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
We are part of the URC Churches Leeds Partnership. more…
We are accessible to wheel-chairs users and have an induction loop for those with deaf-aids.
WORSHIP: Sunday 10:45 am: Worship, followed by tea and coffee and conversation. Communion 2nd Sunday of the month. Thursday 7:45 pm: Mid-week worship. Communion 4th Thursday of the month. more…
SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY: Community Café with Family Solutions, Lunch Club, Church and Community Partnership (InterACT). more…
Minister, Revd Angela Hughes; Secretaries, Avril & Brian Bellwood;
Treasurer & Lettings, Peter Craske (Rooms are not available to hire for one-off events.)
Annual Reports 2018
Annual Reports 2019
Leeds Mission & Care Group
Hymns in the Street
United Reformed Church
Website last update 27 January 2020
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Where do we come from?
The United Reformed Church is one of the smaller mainstream denominations – but although it is small it plays a dynamic and challenging part in the British Christian community. It continues to punch above its weight.
It was formed in 1972 by English Presbyterians and English and Welsh Congregationalists – that is nearly 50 years ago. In 1981 this union was joined by the Churches of Christ and then in 2000 by Scottish Congregationalists.
The original vision was one which would bring unity across all our denominations – and it was envisaged that our union would be transitional – not that we would form a separate denomination. But as we all know – ecumenism has moved on and our vision now is one of working together, celebrating the unity which we know in diversity. And we are left with a rather cumbersome title – The United Reformed Church.
We have also discovered that it takes a lot of energy and time to make such organic unity work – take as an example the differences in churchmanship among Congregationalists, Presbyterians and the Churches of Christ. The transitions have been painful for many – but the lessons and the outcome surely fruitful
The URC seeks to work with all traditions and rejoices in being part of more than 400 Local Ecumenical Partnerships (Methodist, Anglicans, Baptists and others). It is also committed to theological and cultural diversity – valuing and holding together different insights and understandings. The Statement of Faith and Order, found in the Rejoice and Sing hymnal at number 761, helps us to understand this and to see how it works out in practice.