Revd Kevin Watson is our Moderator here in the Synod of Yorkshire, leading a busy life, caring pastorally for all our URC ministers (both serving and retired), and serving on various local, regional and national committees, for the URC and ecumenically.
If you wish to contact Kevin, please get in touch with his PA, Sally, (see below) and she will let you know the best way of reaching him at that time.
Tim Crossley is the full-time Synod Clerk, acting on behalf of everyone in the Synod and through whom many questions and queries may be asked. He can be found most of the time Monday to Friday at the Synod Office, but if not can be contacted by email here or on 07936 362673.
Simon Copley is now serving as Synod Treasurer. Although not based at the Synod Office, he can be contacted via the Office or direct here
Jim Coleman is available to help ministers and churches with any training or development issues and is keen to work with individuals, leadership teams or congregations. Jim can be reached at the Synod Office and can be contacted here. Have a look at Jim’s Web Page
Jane Bunyan-Murray is the first point of contact for any inquiries relating to the care, use, and development of your buildings. This includes dealing with applications to the Synod Property Committee. Jane can be contacted at the Synod Office Monday – Thursday by phone or by email here.
Alastair Forsyth is the first point of contact on trusteeship or legal matters and is also the person to speak to in connection with leases, licences, hiring agreements and associated matters relating to your church property. Alastair works part-time, 3 days a week, usually Tuesday to Thursday, here at the Synod Office and can be contacted here.
Ashley Evans is keen to enable churches and individuals to grow and to be confident about sharing our love for Jesus and Jesus love for all people.
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‘I believe God wants to work with churches who want to live in relationship with the communities where they find themselves and are looking to enable mission & growth, who have a real desire to see change not only in the numbers of people coming to church but in a heart attitude toward how we might develop our relationship with God and those around us and share the gospel. To seek to live holy lives and call others to join us.’Ashley can provide ‘impact sessions’ for Mission and care groups as well as speak at evangelistic events.
Matt Knowles, our Safeguarding Adviser, works a 3 day week, flexibly across Yorkshire and Northern Synods. If any church has concerns relating to safeguarding issues, Matt can be contacted for advice either by email here
or by telephone 07761 525592.
MeganChildren and Young People Development Practioner
Megan Tillbrook, one of our Children & Young People’s Development Practitioners, along with Jon, is responsible for helping to develop children and youth work and organise training and retreat days for workers and volunteers as well as residential and day events for youth, children and families. Due to the nature of this work, she has no fixed office hours. She can be contacted by telephone: 07522 220213 or by email here.
JohnChildren and Young People Development Practioner
Jon Steel, Children & Young People’s Development Practitioner, along with Megan, is responsible for helping to develop children and youth work, organising training, retreat days for workers and volunteers, as well as residential and day events for youth, children and families.
Due to the nature of this work, Jon has no fixed office hours, but can be contacted by telephone: 07522 220214 or by email here.
Hayley Brook is responsible for all accounting and Finance for the Synod, including making payments. Hayley normally works 9.15am to 3.00pm on Monday to Friday and can be contacted here.
Anne Ward has served the Synod for over 30 years!! In addition to being a Secretary she is the Investments Administrator for the Synod. Anne normally works 7.15am to 4.00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday and can be contacted here.
SallyModerator's PA & Secretary
Sally Duxbury works as the Moderator’s Personal Assistant and also as Secretary catering for the general needs of the Office. Sally normally works 8.30am to 3.45pm Monday to Thursday and can be contacted here.
Rachel Crawshaw is our Finance Assistant, working alongside Hayley, but also helping out other members of the Team as needed. Rachel normally works 8.15am to 3.00pm Monday to Thursday and can be contacted here.
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United Reformed Church, Synod Office, Somerset House, St Paul's Street, Morley, Leeds, LS27 9EP