About Wallington URC
Wallington United Reformed Church is situated in the London Borough of Sutton, approximately 15 miles southwest of central London. WURC was formed in 1987 through the union of the URCs at Christ Church and Holmwood Gardens,(history). Our neighbouring URCs can be found in Sutton and Cheam to the west, Croydon to the east and Purley to the south.
Wallington URC is part of the Southern Synod of the United Reformed Church, covering South London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex, falling within London Synod Area. More locally, we are one of seven local URCs that work together through the Croydon Community of Churches. Our minister Rev Tim Clarke was inducted on Sunday May 11 2014, and also serves as Ecumenical Officer for the South London Synod Area (West).
WURC is a lively community with a strong sense of family. We have a vigorous life of worship, social and commmunity activities, with many groups meeting each week on and off the premises. Our fellowship reflects the local population, with people of all ages who bring a wide diversity of gifts, family backgrounds and experiences to the life of our church. We have a formal membership of around 60, and a community roll of about 100. Typical attendance at morning worship averages around 30 to 40, with between 10 and 20 children and young people in the Junior Church.
Our Vision, updated in 2011, reaffirms our commitment to being a welcoming and lively church, serving our local community, and endorses our understanding of our Healing Ministry.
Our church has, at its centre, Church Meeting, which meets 10 times a year, and an Elders Meeting. Both serving and non-serving Elders play a practical role in the pastoral care of the church community. Day-to-day leadership is provided by the church officers and Elders Meeting through a tripartite structure of Working Groups.Our premises have developed gradually over the past 100 years, with major building phases in 1910, 1928, 1936 and 2003. This last was part of a major redevelopment to update the buildings to suit the needs of the 21st century, including better accessibility for the mobility-impaired. In March 2007 we marked the centenary of the Holmwood Gardens fellowship, and in March 2010 the centenary of the opening of the premises for worship. This was followed in 2013-14 by the replacement of the 80-year old sanctuary roof.
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