Moving Past the Hostility

Moving Past the Hostility

“Calm words and a clear framework are needed.” We continued the conversation with the colleagues of RCH Refugee Ministry about the events of the last few months.

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."


Prayer comes first

On the 16th of October, the Youth Prayer Night in the Carpathian Basin was held for the fifth time. The goal of the vigil was for the youth to experience unity in their own communities.

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.

Roma Ministry

God doesn’t want to stop at aid, He invites us all into His home

Between the 25th and 27th of October, the Reformed Church in Hungary held a National Roma Mission Conference titled “You blessed us, You redeemed us, You welcomed us into your country.”

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!

Migrants in Hungary

Statement of the General Convent on the European Migration Crisis

The Presidium of the General Convent issued a statement on the European migration crisis on 11th November 2015.

“European solidarity must be strengthened”

Today 35 bishops and church leaders from 20 countries gathered in Munich, Germany to discuss the refugee situation and the role of the churches in Europe.

Refugee crisis to be discussed in Munich

The international refugee crisis will be the focus of a consultation to be held on 29 October in Munich, Germany.

The churches walk with refugees in Hungary

Tamas Fabiny of the Lutheran Church in Hungary spoke with members of a delegation from the WCC during their visit to Budapest.

Human Connections

In the recent weeks the delegation of the Presbyterian Church in Canada has visited partner churches in Romania, Ukraine and Hungary.

U.S.Teenagers Retell Refugees' Stories

Blog Series on mission trip with the RCH Refugee Ministry

Last May American students did their missions trip in Budapest with RCH Refugee Ministry and learned about refugees' ways of life and the turbulent situations that forced them to flee.

Week of Creation

CEC consultation on Pilgrimage for climate justice and the UN Climate conference in Paris, November 2015

CEC has shared a press release on its consultation on Pilgrimage for climate justice and the UN Climate conference in Paris. An RCH delegation led by the Vice-Lay President of our Synod was also present.


Peter Bukowski became honorary doctor in Debrecen

The Reformed Theological University of Debrecen welcomed Peter Bukowski, the former moderator of the German Reformed Alliance, as an honorary doctor.

A Visit to Istanbul

A delegation of the Transtibiscan Reformed Church District visited Istanbul and met with His Holiness Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople.

RCH Synod Elected New General Secretary

On 18 and 19 November, members of RCH Synod met for the second ordianry session since the New Synod was constituted in April 2015.

"A Mighty Fortress Is Our God"

In October, a conference organized by the Protestant Federation of Journalists (PRÚSZ) under the title "What was given by the Reformation to Europe or the World?" took place at Károli Gáspár University of RCH.

Consultation on Human Trafficking

About twenty delegates and experts from European churches and social organizations met from October 22nd to October 24th in Hanover to discuss the difficult topic of human trafficking.

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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 


Our church through American eyes

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