RCH Synod Legally Recognizes the Scottish Mission in Budapest

RCH Synod Legally Recognizes the Scottish Mission in Budapest

On May 11, 2016, members of RCH Synod met for the first time in the new year to discuss the legal recognition of the Scottish Mission in Budapest, as well as other topics.

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

A Walking Bible

Kép: A Walking Bible

As a child, Attila János was diagnosed as having a developmental disability, but now he is a college student who can easily cite professional literature and recite Bible verses one after another.

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.

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.

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.


2016 General Assembly of the Church of Scotland

Our partner church, the Church of Scotland is holding its General Assembly from 21-27 May 2016 in Edinburgh. Official delegates of RCH and the Scottish Mission in Budapest are also attending.

A White Book to Document Injustice

Kép: A White Book to Document Injustice

With the publication of a new White Book to document the illegalities of property confiscation in Romania, we hope that finally the foundation of our lives may be justice and peace.

Finding A Place in the Church

Leading up to the five hundredth anniversary of the Reformation, the fifth RCH Youth Assembly took place from April 22-23 in Budapest where participants pondered, “How can I find the merciful God?"

The university may significantly extend its premises

János Lázár, Minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office and Presiding Bishop István Szabó signed a cooperation agreement regarding the ownership of the Károlyi-Csekonics Palace in Budapest.

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.

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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.