The 2015 Jeju Forum brought together 150 global leaders from different contexts and traditions, to discuss the theme “Christian Witness in Changing Global Landscapes". RCH was represented by Rector Gusztáv Bölcskei.
In Hungary, 1.15 million people claimed a Reformed affiliation in the 2011 Census, including 600,000 active in Reformed congregations.
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."
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.
The RCH works with different ecumenical organizations across Hungary to demonstrate its dedication to “Communion as unity in diversity."
Nurturing future generations of pastors is an important task for any church denomination. In the RCH, one way this is realized is through a scholarship program where students have the opportunity to study abroad for a year.
Church and Society
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.
“Last year it was quite hard to round up nine people, today thirty-six of us have gathered here” - shared his joy a pastor at the National Roma Mission Meeting and Prayer Day.
International Ecumenical Relations
The partnership and cooperation with churches and organisations around the world, has always played a major role in the life of the RCH.
The International and Ecumenical Committee, assisted by the Ecumenical Advisory Board, is responsible for the RCH’s ecumenical strategy.
The RCH believes it is important to deepen the relationships with partner churches by inviting and welcoming mission coworkers.
If you are interested in establishing a partnership with a Hungarian Reformed congregation, please contact us!
The Reformed community in Sub-Carpathia witness the resurrection, source of hope despite all the hardships they have to face. Read an encouraging Easter testimony from Ukraine.
The Presidium of the General Convent (GC) held its regular meeting in Berehove as part of the solidarity shown to the local reformed church.
The situation in Ukriane does not seem to be improving, but the ecumenical solidarity with the Reformed Church in Transcarpathia, Ukraine, has become stronger with the crisis.
As part of a humanitarian crisis intervention, coordinated by the UN, the Hungarian Reformed Church Aid delivers relief supplies to Sub-Carpathia and to the refugee camps in Eastern- Ukraine.
Focus on Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace. From 26 to 29 of May the General Secretaries of the National Councils of Churches in Europe will meet in Berlin.
The Presidium of the General Convent sent a message to the congregations of the Hungarian Reformed Church which celebrate Pentecost within and without the Carpathian Basin.
Aim of the annual exposure trips is “to deepen one’s experience and understanding of the Church and its ministry in a significantly different socio-cultural context”.
Trust was the theme that brought youth together for the 2015 Youth Assembly of the Reformed Church in Hungary on 17th – 18th April. Youth from all over Hungary gathered in the Synod Building of the RCH for this event.
Martin Johnstone, the Secretary of the Church of Scotland’s Church & Society Council was in Hungary from 17th -23rd of April for an official visit with the Reformed Church in Hungary.
How to Develop Fellowship and Community in the National Church and within the Local Congregation? Report of RCH pastor on his sabbatial spent in Cambridge.
The Synod of the RCH issued a declaration on the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide at iand on the Protection of the Christians Currently Suffering Persecution