• To implement the Synod Deployment Policy
  • To offer pastoral support for churches and chaplaincies
  • To advise and assist in matters relating to establishing, grouping, amalgamation or dissolution of local churches both within the United Reformed Church and with other denominations liaising with other synod committees as necessary.

Committee Membership

  • Convener – Revd. Jason McCullagh
  • Secretary – Revd. Peter Jordan
  • Convener of Ministries Committee – Revd. Alison Micklem
  • Synod Pastoral Elders

  • Eastern Area – Revd. Michael Mewis / vacant
  • Western Area  Calderdale – vacant
  • Western Area  Huddersfield – Revd. Bob Warwicker
  • Southern Area – Mrs Judith Garthwaite / Revd. Simon Copley
  • Central Area  – Revd. Angela Hughes / Mrs Karen Gardiner / Mrs Gill Chapman
  • Aire Valley – Revd. Peter Poulter
  • Bradford – Mrs Marguerite Sobol
  • Church Life Review Co-ordinator – East       Revd. Steven Knapton
    Church Life Review Co-ordinator – West Cald/Hudd     Mrs Ruth Sheldrake
    Church Life Review Co-ordinator – Central     Mrs Jenny Poulter

    Church Life Review Co-ordinator – Advocate    Revd. Pauline Calderwood

Area Ecumenical Officers

    Retired Ministers / Widows Link People

  • Aire Valley / Bradford – Mrs Valerie Jenkins
  • Central – Revd. Bob Jones
  • East – Mrs Pauline Mewis
  • South – Revd. Margaret Herbert
  • West – Cald/Hudd – Revd. John Jenkinson

Range of Activities

  • The detailed arrangements relating to vacancies and calls:
    Appointing Interim Moderators
    Grouping and Scoping of Pastorates
    Declaration of vacancies
    Concurrence with calls
    Arrangements for Services of Ordination and Induction and CRCW Commissionings
    Attendance at Staffing Consultative Groups
  • Advising and assisting in the writing of Constitutions and Sharing Agreements in which the United Reformed Church is involved
  • Maintaining effective working relationships with Ecumenical partners
  • Meeting regularly with the Synod’s Ecumenical Officers for proper networking, support and encouragement
  • Offering continuing care of churches, including support through the Church Life Review Scheme
  • The working out of the implementation of the Deployment Policy
  • Supporting the work of Mission and Care Groups in their pastoral care for the churches in the group
  • Ecumenical Sub-Committee

    Ecumenical Officers:
    Aire Valley/Bradford – Mrs Judith Drake
    Central – Revd. Anne E Lewitt
    Eastern – Revd. Simon Swailes
    Southern – Mr Rod Morrison
    Western Hudd/Cald – vacant