A Synod of Remembrance

A Synod of Remembrance

2016 marks the 60th anniversary of Hungary’s 1956 Revolution. In memoriam of these events, the RCH Synod held a special session meeting, a Synod of Remembrance, which was attended by prominent leaders in the community. The Synod adopted a Memorandum dedicated to the Revolution.

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.



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



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.



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 Welcomed Us Into Your Kingdom

Kép: You Welcomed Us Into Your Kingdom

The RCH has recently published an English translation of a popular interview series done highlighting the work of Roma youth, mission workers, pastors, and artists within the RCH.

Culinary Fundraising for Roma Kids

An After School project managed by the Reformed Church in Pilisvörösvár relies on the funds raised by selling soup and sweets at the Szimpla market to support their summer camp for disadvantaged children.

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.



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



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!

In celebration of the 175th Anniversary of the Scottish Mission in Budapest, the RCH is spotlighting the history, mission, and work of the congregation through a series of timely interviews, articles, and more.

Connection and Community

The Scottish Mission in Budapest recently celebrated its 175th anniversary and members of the RCH and the Church of Scotland participated in the Jubilee.

Migrants in Hungary

American Journalism Students Spotlight RCH Refugee Work

Two American journalism students visited the RCH Refugee Ministry when it was housed at St. Columba’s Church of Scotland in March and documented their experiences in Budapest with refugees.

The right to self-determination is important to the Hungarians

Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog, pastor of the RCH, gave an interview to the Swiss public radio SRF, including his view on migration.

Kirk at the Forefront of Supporting Refugees in Hungary

The Church of Scotland is at the forefront of supporting refugees seeking sanctuary in Hungary.


Bishop in Királyhágómellék Reelected

The Assembly of the Királyhágómellék Church District in Romania recently held elections in Nagyvárad (Oradea), reelecting a Bishop and filling other important positions.

CEC to hold 15th General Assembly in Novi Sad, Serbia

Assembly preparations began in earnest last week with a brainstorming session in Budapest (Hungary), the location of the 14th General Assembly.

Good Friday to become a public holiday

“Good Friday will be a public holiday”, Prime Minster Viktor Orbán announced at the commemorative session of the Hungarian Reformed Church Synod.

Reformation Year – Memorial Committee holds session in preparation for jubilee celebrations

The Reformation Memorial Committee held its autumn session on Thursday morning in the Parliament Building, chaired by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.

Planning for the Future of European Churches

October 12-14 will see 30 ecumenical guests gather in Budapest to begin plans for the 15th CEC General Assembly.

Edified by Each Other’s Faith

Kép: Edified by Each Other’s Faith

RCH Presiding Bishop Dr. István Szabó recently traveled South Korea to meet with partner churches and discuss the strong ecumenical ties that exist.

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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 GM intern Kearstin Bailey's blog about her time in Hungary.