Celebrating an Outreach of Love

Celebrating an Outreach of Love

In celebration of the 175th Anniversary of the Scottish Mission in Budapest, the CofS and the RCH will come together for a Jubilee celebration in September

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

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.

 

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!


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.

The Church of Scotland Made Me

In celebration of the 175th Anniversary of the Scottish Mission in Budapest, the RCH talks with Rev Bertalan Tamás, former Minister at the Mission, to hear about his time in the congregation.

Migrants in Hungary

Peacemaker hopes Presbyterians will open their hearts to refugees

Dóra Kanizsai-Nagy, Head of the Refugee Ministry of RCH, is currently in the United States of America participating in PCUSA’s International Peacemakers Program.

Serving with an Open Heart

Kép: Serving with an Open Heart

The RCH’s American intern recently visited our partner church, the Evangelical Church in Greece, to learn more about their aid work with refugees.

Love Does Build Up

A group of 12 volunteers from Myers Park Presbyterian Church (USA) visited Budapest in July to work at an English camp put on by St. Columba’s Scottish Mission and the Kalunba charity. Court Young, Mission Coordinator at MPPC, recently wrote this reflection about her team’s time in Hungary.

News

The Church of Scotland Made Me

In celebration of the 175th Anniversary of the Scottish Mission in Budapest, the RCH talks with Rev Bertalan Tamás, former Minister at the Mission, to hear about his time in the congregation.

The Tool for Retaining Young People

European Protestant churches from nine countries participated in an international research on confirmation work. We talk with one of the participating researchers about his thoughts on confirmation and keeping young people involved in the church.

New Focus, Same Commitment

Kép: New Focus, Same Commitment

Following a June meeting with Swiss Interchurch Aid (HEKS), HEKS and RCH have signed a memorandum of commitment for another three-year country program in Hungary.

NYA Through International Eyes

Kép: NYA Through International Eyes

The Church of Scotland’s National Youth Assembly recently took place and two women from Hungary were in attendance to see how the NYA works in influencing the progress of the wider church.

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.