Welcome to Iford United Reformed Church



Thank you for reading this page which will tell you a little about us, our services and activities. We like to welcome newcomers and we hope you will feel at home with us. If you want to find out more, please contact us

Who are we?

We are a group of ordinary people who are discovering what it means to follow Jesus and live in the way God desires.

We aim to live out the love of God in our church, community and beyond.

The most important part of our life together is when we gather on Sundays to worship God.

Fair Trade

We are a Fair Trade Church. We aim to fight poverty by supporting Fairtrade products. As a Fairtrade Church we have committed to

  • Use Fairtrade tea and coffee for all meetings for which we have responsibility
  • Move forward on using other Fairtrade products (such as sugar, biscuits, chocolate and fruit)
  • Promote Fairtrade during Fairtrade Fortnight and during the year through events, worship and other activities where possible           

            “The fields of the poor may produce abundant food but injustice sweeps it away.”  Proverbs 13:23

Our Services:

Sundays 10.30a.m. Morning Worship and Junior Church for children and young people followed by refreshments.

Holy Communion on the first Sunday of the month

Early Birds every third Sunday of the Month from 9.30 to 10.30. A time for families with young children to learn and have fun together

Informal café style worship in the hall on the first Sunday of the month at 6p.m.

There are also special services at Christmas, Easter and other occasions.

We welcome people with disabilities. The Church has a loop system for the hard of hearing. We can accommodate wheelchairs and large print hymn books are available

What is the United Reformed Church?

We are “called to be God’s people, transformed by the Gospel, making a difference in today’s world”

The Church has brought together English Presbyterians, English, Welsh and Scottish Congregationalists and members of the Churches of Christ through unions in 1972, 1981 and 2000.

As one of the Reformed family of churches we turn to the Bible as our authority in matters of faith and life, and we depend on the Holy Spirit to guide us.  We order our church life through the councils of the Church: notably Church Meeting, Elders’ Meeting, Synod and General Assembly.

In each local church the team of elders shares with the minister in the oversight and leadership of the church.