Growing Partnership in the Middle East

Growing Partnership in the Middle East

Through many years of mutual collaboration, the partnership of the Reformed Church in Hungary and the Reformed churches in the Middle East only grows stronger. A highlight of this long-standing partnership is the recent visit of Syrian church leaders to discuss opportunities of further cooperation.

Our Church

Facts and Statistics

In Hungary, 1.15 million people claimed a Reformed affiliation in the 2011 Census, including 600,000 active in Reformed congregations.

 

Our Call

Following the call of Christ, the RCH aims to be a witness in the world, fulfilling a faithful mission and strives to live as an ever-reforming church.

 

History

For many centuries, our Reformed church has played a significant role in the historical and cultural development of Hungary.

 

Organisation

Congregations are considered the most fundamental unit of our church, based on the principle: "the church exists in its congregations."

 

Hungarian Reformed Community

The Hungarian Reformed Church is composed of the Hungarian-speaking Reformed churches in the Carpathian Basin.

 

Diaspora

The Hungarian Reformed Church (HRC) is the "mother" of many Hungarian Reformed churches and communities all over the world. 

 

Ecumenical Relations

The RCH works with different ecumenical organizations across Hungary to demonstrate its dedication to “Communion as unity in diversity."

Roma Ministry

You cannot say “I’m not a racist but Roma people…”

Kép: You cannot say “I’m not a racist but Roma people…”

Over the past three and a half years, Ágnes Nyeső has become the face of the National Roma Ministry of RCH as its mission coordinator, but now she takes on a new role as school chaplain at three institutions.

God’s Kingdom Visible in Education

Colleagues of the Reformed Church in Hungary’s Roma Mission and HEKS-RCH joint project organized a workshop on the Inclusive Reformed Primary Schools at the Synod Office.

Clinging to the talented ones like a thistle

In the primary school of Véménd, there are two groups of mostly Roma children, supported by HEKS (Swiss Interchurch Aid) for more than a year, where there has been an exemplary gifted children’s program.

Church and Society

Mission to the People

Mission is a priority task in the life of the RCH. Through active mission, our church reaches out to every needy group in Hungarian society.

 

Diaconia

The diaconal service aims to reach people in need and motivate Reformed congregations to "Carry each other's burdens." (Gal. 6:2)

 

Institutions

The RCH fulfills its mission through maintaining certain institutions that serve not only their local communities, but people nationwide.

International Ecumenical Relations

Partnership and Co-operation

The partnership and cooperation with churches and organisations around the world, has always played a major role in the life of the RCH.

 

Coordination of Ecumenical Relations

The International and Ecumenical Committee, assisted by the Ecumenical Advisory Board, is responsible for the RCH’s ecumenical strategy.

 

Mission Coworkers

The RCH believes it is important to deepen the relationships with partner churches by inviting and welcoming mission coworkers.

 

Congregational Partnerships - Twinning

If you are interested in establishing a partnership with a Hungarian Reformed congregation, please contact us!

Transylvanian Reformed Church District Denied Restitution of Székely Mikó High School

Kép: Transylvanian Reformed Church District Denied Restitution of Székely Mikó High School
Six years ago, the Reformed high school was renationalized by the Romanian state, after which the Transylvanian Reformed Church District appealed to the Romanian Supreme Court. On 22 November 2018, the Court rejected the appeal to rightfully reclaim the school.

Migrants in Hungary

HRCA Visits Refugees at Kalunba

Kép: HRCA Visits Refugees at Kalunba

A few Saturdays ago, on 17 November, Kalunba Social Services Ltd. hosted doctors from the emergency medical team of the Hungarian Reformed Church Aid (HRCA).

Stop Hotspot Approach, Create Safe Passages

Church asylum experts gathered in Athens to look critically at current European Asylum policies. Senior staff members of RCH’s refugee integration ministry were in attendance, including Dóra Kanizsai, head of the Ministry and vice-moderator of CCME.


News

Hope for Peace and Renewal

Kép: Hope for Peace and Renewal

In celebration of the completion of major restoration, the Armenian Evangelical Emmanuel Church held a rededication service on 2 December 2018 in Aleppo, Syria. Hundreds of worshippers were present, as well as high-ranking religious, community, and state leaders. The RCH also shares this joyous celebration in spirit.

Let Us Open the Church’s Kitchen!

One of the Country’s most modern kitchens and day-care for people living with disabilities is moving in January 2019 to a new building. Six hundred meals are made, daily, in the kitchen, and given to those who are sick, homeless and/or disabled.

RCH journeys with PCT

Kép: RCH journeys with PCT

The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan, long-standing partner of RCH, issued a prophetic call to journey together in pursuit of justice and peace for Taiwan and the Asia Pacific. RCH echoed the call positively.

Together in Hope and Witness

CEC Governing Board met in Brussels. Zsuzsanna Répás, member of the board on behalf of the Hungarian Reformed Churches was also in attendance.

Head of RCH Diaconal Office awarded

In celebration of International Day for Older Persons, the Minister of Human Capacities recognized Rev. András Besztercey, head of the Diaconal Office of RCH.

Strengthening Inter-Congregational Solidarity

Deputy Lay President Sándor Veres has been elected to be the new Lay President of the Danubian Reformed Church District.

Contact us

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Reformed Church in Hungary

Address: H-1146 Budapest, Abonyi utca 21.   

PO Box: 1140 Budapest 70, Pf. 5

Phone/Fax: + 36 1 460 0708 

Email: oikumene@reformatus.hu





Our church through American eyes

 

We encourage you to read our  former GM intern Kearstin Bailey's blog about her time, spent in Hungary.