Leeds Mission and Care Group

(for URC Churches in the Leeds Partnership)


Mission & Care Group met at 7:30 pm Thursday 11 November 2021, on Zoom (Stainbeck’s link)

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Agenda M&C November 2021 – Angela Hughes chairing

  1. Opening Devotions – Angela
  2. Apologies
  3. Update on vacancy & progress on vacancy group – Jenny
  1. Advent Course – Clare

Introduction, and an overview to explain progress and options

  1. Service of Inauguration of the Leeds URC Partnership & Induction of the ministry team – Clare
  2. Sharing local church news including plans for Advent and Christmas worship
  3. AOB
  4. Date of next meetings

Leeds URC Partnership: 

Inauguration & Induction Service, Saturday 29th January 2.00pm 2022 

POSTPONED due to concerns over Covid

Next Mission & Care meeting, Tuesday 15th March 2022, 7.30pm, probably on


  1. Closing prayers

Update 23 October 2021:

Dear Anne

Please could you circulate the following news about the Leeds URC Partnership (which I am sending as Clare is on leave) to all the churches:
At it’s meeting on 18 October, the Synod Pastoral Committee agreed to the Leeds scoping and to the profile itself.  The vacancy will be on the November Yorkshire List.
This is obviously really good news! Our next step is for each church to appoint a lay rep to the Vacancy Group, as agreed in the proposals, to help the Partnership through the process of calling a Minister.  It would be good if this could be done before the next Mission and Care Group meeting, which is now on Thursday  11 November at 7.30 pm on Zoom.   By then, we may have news about the appointment of an Interim Moderator for the Partnership.
We still have a long way to go, including making arrangements for a manse for the new Minister and firming up details about payment of expenses etc, but things are moving at last and that has to be good!
Best wishes
Jenny Poulter

The Zoom link is:

Video presentation 2 September 2020 of the actions taken by churches in the Partnership during lockdown, click here.

The meeting on Wednesday 8 September 2021was attended by over 30 people and had the agenda given below.

We were asked to consider prayerfully and urgently these proposals at a Church Meeting (or, for LEPs, at a meeting of your congregation’s decision-making body) and to forward your decisions on whether you agree to the proposals toClare Davison (revclare.urcleeds@gmail.com) by Thursday 30 September 2021


  • Welcome & Devotions
  • Presentation of Proposals: Leeds URC Partnership proposals
  • Question and answer session to clarify any points in proposals
  • Highlights from the recent ‘meets and greets’
  • Church news on how we are now and what we’re planning
  • Notices – 8 week course on prayer which Alex Walker is running from South Leeds

– Service of Commissioning for Alex Walker on Sunday 26th September 3.00pm

  • AOB
  • Date of next meeting, venue and note taker (7:30 pm Thursday 11 November 2021, on Zoom ).



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The Leeds Partnership proposals

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Profiles of churches in Leeds Partnership (large file to display)