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."

Interviews

Church, Cemetery, Joy

Perhaps finding an article about graveside services on a youth webpage requires some explanation, but maybe there is nothing to explain: the story of Easter is connected to cemeteries, a place of quietness.

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.

Roma Ministry

What's a day worth?

In only a few minutes, volunteers of the “A way toward life” program – doctors and nurses of the Bethesda Hospital and co-workers of the Reformed Mission Centre – experienced fragments of lives during their mission, when they examined more than 1,000 people in 14 disadvantaged towns within the framework of a free check-up program.

International Ecumenical Relations

Partnership and Co-operation

The partnership and cooperation with sister 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 (Relations) 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!

What's a day worth?

Kép: What's a day worth?
In only a few minutes, volunteers of the “A way toward life” program – doctors and nurses of the Bethesda Hospital and co-workers of the Reformed Mission Centre – experienced fragments of lives during their mission, when they examined more than 1,000 people in 14 disadvantaged towns within the framework of a free check-up program.

Ukraine

“In whatever you face, we will not forget you”

In a letter to the Reformed Church in Transcarpathia, the Council of WCRC Europe expressed its support and prayer for the reformed people of Transcarpathia. The Council met in Warsaw on 27-28 March with 40 participants representing 25 churches to extend their solidarity for the people of Ukraine.

News

Church, Cemetery, Joy

Perhaps finding an article about graveside services on a youth webpage requires some explanation, but maybe there is nothing to explain: the story of Easter is connected to cemeteries, a place of quietness.

The HRC's General Convent declaration regarding the Reformed Christian Calvinist Church in Croatia

The leadership of Gustav Adolf Werk paid a visit to the Reformed Christian Calvinist Church in Croatia on 5-7 March. After consulting Bishop Lajos Csáti Szabó and Lay President József Kel and visiting congregations, the organizations decided to re-establish their co-operation.

That Little Bit Extra

On 15 February in Budapest, the 10th Tamás Dizsrei Church Aid award was presented. During the conference commemorating the Bethesda Children’s Hospital’s founding director, the leader of the Good Samaritan Reformed Children’s Home, László Kató, was recognized.  

The Good Samaritan’s Pride

God does not have ill and healthy, Turkish, Hungarian and Roma children, merely children. – We spoke with László Katkó the head of the Good Samaritan Reformed Children’s Home in Velyka Dobron, Ukraine after being presented the Tamás Dizseri award.

The Path We Turn To

Zsolt Németh opened the Károli Gáspár University conference on Judaism in Hungary in the 20th and 21st centuries with this sentiment: “You cannot address the bright future without the dark past,” however he continued, “That future is at risk when in the name of Christianity, people speak from the dark past, from a place of intolerance...”

Common Past of Jews and Reformed

The Jas Vasem Institution in Jerusalem welcomed a delegation from the Csenger Reformed Congregation with a ceremony to commemorate the unique material that the delegation contributed to the Institution's collection, which helped elaborate on the common past of the reformed and Jewish from Csenger.

Statement on Parliamentary Elections

The Presidium of the Reformed Church in Hungary has issued a statement about the parliamentary election to be held on 6 April. 

Today’s Hungarian Soldiers of Nagysalló

The Revolution of 1848–49. A handful of Hungarians in Nagysalló cherish the memory of one of the bloodiest battles in the war for independence. At one site of the “glorious” spring campaign in Felvidék, we find descendants of late Hungarian soldiers.

Contact us

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Address

Ecumenical Office

Reformed Church in Hungary

1146 Budapest

Abonyi utca 21

PO Box: 1140-Budapest, 70, Pf. 5

Phone: + 36 1 460 0708

Email: oikumene@reformatus.hu


Global Mission blog

We encourage you to follow our GM intern's blog during her time in Hungary.