2. Synod is made up of all the United Reformed Church congregations and related Local Ecumenical Partnerships within Yorkshire Synod boundaries. It is served through its officers, staff, committees and representatives. It expresses its life through its meetings and through events and mutual care.
In fulfilment of its role, Synod seeks –
to express, sustain and develop the life of the United Reformed Churches within its care;
to encourage and support local churches in their mission (mission in this context is that work of God for which each congregation exists, in addition to its life of worship and fellowship);
to enable and support appropriate ministries in each local church and in wider mission;
to act ecumenically wherever possible;
to provide oversight and care pastorally and in relation to property, finance and legal matters;
to build safe church procedures and to inspire work with children and young people;
to broaden the churches’ vision of the world church and wider mission.