The United Reformed Church
The United Reformed Church was formed in 1972 as a result of a merger between the Congregational Church in England and Wales and the Presbyterian Church of England. The Church subsequently entered into union with the Reformed Churches of Christ in 1981 and then in April 2000 with the Congregational Union of Scotland. The Church has some 1750 congregations in England, Wales and Scotland, representing a community of some 250,000 people of all ages. The URC is the largest representative in England of the Reformed tradition, itself the largest sector of the Protestant Churches world-wide, with in excess of 70 million members.