Everyone Could win with Romology Training

Everyone Could win with Romology Training

Starting this September, it will be mandatory for all students to learn about Roma studies at the Debrecen Reformed Theological University.

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

The Common Experience of Deliverance

Kép: The Common Experience of Deliverance

More than three hundred people gathered in the reformed church of Káposztásmegyer for the Hungarian Roma Mission’s Annual Prayer Meeting on the 9th of April.

HEKS Makes Solidarity Visit to Hungary

Rev. Matthias Herren, Swiss Interchurch Aid (HEKS) secretary for Middle and Eastern Europe, along with other representatives from HEKS, recently made a trip to Hungary.

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!

Church Planting Partnership

Kép: Church Planting Partnership
From April 9-19, 2016, a delegation from the Debrecen Reformed University Congregation visited the Reformed Church in America in order to present a report on the growth and success of the University Congregation.

Migrants in Hungary

Presbyterian Church Takes the Message Home

International partners from the Presbyterian Church (USA) recently visited the RCH on a trip to trace the path of refugees through Hungary, Greece, and Germany. Now, they reflect on what they’ve learned.

Traveling the Path of Refugees

International partners from the PC USA recently visited the RCH to deepen ecumenical ties between the American and Hungarian churches while tracing the path of refugees through Hungary, Greece and Germany.

Message from Greece

Reformed church leaders continue their commitment to show solidarity for those fleeing to the EU from conflict zones. Including Rev. Boukis, General Secretary of the Greek Evangelical Church, lately interviewed by WCRC.

Resettlement Means Safe Passage

Refugees fleeing conflict zones are now able to gain safe passage to cooperative European member states through resettlement efforts. The NGO offshoot of the Refugee Ministry of the RCH is at the forefront of this work in Hungary.

Conference Focuses on Migration and Aggression in Europe

A joint conference by the World Council of Reformed Churches and the Reformed Alliance in Germany took place in Emden, Germany between 17th-20th February. A delegation of RCH also participated.

News

Historic Churches Address March Of The Living For The First Time

This year’s March of the Living marked the first time that commemorative event was addressed by representatives of Hungary’s historic churches.

Hungary: In May the Reformed volunteer days of the Carpathian Basin

On the 20-21 of May, thousands of volunteers will gather together in the Carpathian Basin for the 8th edition of Bridge of Love Program – Reformed volunteer days of the Carpathian Basin.

Youth are the Future of the Church

Kép: Youth are the Future of the Church

The 95th anniversary of the YMCA Transylvania was recently celebrated at the Protestant Theological Institute of Cluj- Napoca.

Love is once again made fresh

The Ecumenical Council of Churches and the Hungarian Catholic Bishops' Conference issued a joint Message at Easter.

Paying More Attention to Grassroot Concerns

Three years ago, Béla Kató, Bishop of the Reformed Church District in Transylvania (Romania) was installed as Bishop at the church of the Farkas Street in Kolozsvár (Cluj). The RCH recently talked with him about many things that have happened in the last three years, like the problems of his district, the implemented steps to fix these problems, and the plans for the near future.

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