Hello & Welcome to Wellingborough URC

Wellingborough URC has played a significant part in the life of Wellingborough and is affectionately known within the local community has either  ‘The Pork Pie Church’, due to it’s shape or ‘The Congo’ for it’s Congregational background. But for us, we simply know it as High St!

However, it isn’t the name or the shape of the building, it is the people that make the church what it was, what is today and what it is to become.

Therefore, we hope you will spend a few minutes browsing our website and find it a gateway to discover enough about us to want to know more.

Rev’d Martha McInnes, Elders, Members and Congregation.

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60 Years in Ministry

On Sunday 24th September we celebrated The Reverend John Slow’s 60 Years of Ministry with a special service at High St, followed by lunch in Salem Hall. Family and friends...

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HUB News

Sunday 3 September was a significant day in the life of the High Street Hub project. The Scheme was officially launched in Church (a public/community launch will take place in...

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Martin & Constance on Their Holidays

Martin & Constance at Wellingborough URCMartin Luther and Constance Coltman

Wellingborough United Reformed Church is celebrating a couple of key people this year.  One is Martin Luther, who was one of the reformers of the Roman Catholic church 500 years ago.  In addition, 100 years ago Constance Coltman was the first woman ordained in the Congregational Church of England and Wales.  This tradition is one strand of the URC.

Over the coming months two small figures representing Constance and Martin are spending some time with us at High Street.  Martin, will be with members and friends of the church.  Constance will be with Martha on her sabbatical, wherever that may take her.


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Life can be challenging. The clear, direct and easy road we wanted turns into a steep, stoney, and difficult way. Sometimes these challenges cause us to ask questions. And sometimes events over which we have not control intrude on our peace. In response we face tough questions. Sometimes we are called to speak into to questions. Sometimes we have to live with them.

Why did 17 people die in Florida? Why did 58 people die in Las Vegas? Why are Syrian civilians being killed? I cannot offer an answer. I wonder if we are called to act in response to these events or ones like them?

Perhaps our Lent journey is challenging us not just to think and reflect on God's presence, but be God's presence.

We can't change the gun laws in the US. We may not be able to change the situation in Syria, but perhaps we need to ask where in our lives can we make a difference in God' name? Can we love our neighbour? Can we visit someone who is lonely? Can we provide food for the hunger? Can we give a bit of cash to help a charity keep going? Can we mobilise a small group to respond to some local issue?

What is God asking of you during Lent? Where are you able to share God's love?
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Wednesday February 21st

Lent has begun.
Where will God take you in the next 40 days?
When people give up things for Lent it is in order for God to work in their lives in new ways.
Sometimes it is as helpful to take on new practices as give up things.

A prayer:
God, show me a way that follows Jesus closely.
Show me a way that enables me to reflect love wherever I am in the net 40 days.
Help me see you in those I meet.
Guide me, mold me, fill me with love. Amen.
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Thursday February 15th

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