Starpoint again: Let’s meet in Tata!

Starpoint again: Let’s meet in Tata!

Every second year, young people gather from around the Carpathian Basin and from abroad, to come together in community and to share and discuss the event’ theme.

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

RCH Scholarship Program: Enabling Cross-Cultural Learning

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 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

Cooperation with HEKS Continues in Roma Ministry

Claude Ruey, President of the Board of Trustees of HEKS paid a short visit in Hungary on June 6 and met colleagues of the Roma Ministry and Pál Huszár, Lay President of the Synod of RCH.

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!

STARPOINT 2015

The Building Stones of Trust

The countdown has begun: the seventh Starpoint Reformed Youth Festival will start in only six weeks. A press conference on the preparations and the planned events of the Festival was held by the organizers, performers and lecturers on the 10th of June.

Interim General Secretary Appointed

The Presidium of RCH appointed András László Gér as interim General Secretary as of 1th July. The appointment expires on 31th December.

News

The Faces of Love

More than seventeen thousand volunteers carried out tasks for more than one hundred thousand work-hours on the last weekend of May at the Bridge of Love, organized by the Hungarian Reformed Church Aid.

The First 5 Things a Refugee Should Hear When Entering Your Church

For about nine years now, I’ve been minister of a church dedicated to serving people from other countries. I hope a few lessons I’ve learned can help your congregation show kindness to strangers.

Celebrating World Refugee Day

Kép: Celebrating World Refugee Day

For World Refugee Day 2015, the Refugee Ministry of the RCH is encouraging anyone available to join in the UNHCR Celebrations and events organised by the ministry. To mark this day we share Sophie’s story, a benefactor of the Refugee Ministry and featured in the poster stories for UNHCR.

Communiqué regarding the Székely Mikó Highschool

The Transylvanian Reformed Church District turned to the Strasbourg European Court of Human Rights in the case of the Reformed Székely Mikó High School’s renationalization in Sfantu Gheorghe (Sepsiszentgyörgy), Romania.

A memorial stone at the gate of the Reformed Zugló

On 31 May 2015, in the framework of a festive outdoor worship, a memorial stone was unveiled on the site of a former wooden church of the Budapest Baross Square Reformed congregation, which worships in the Synod Building of RCH.

Hungarian Charities Ship Aid worth HUF 100 Million to Western Ukraine

The Hungarian Reformed Church Aid was among those Charities which coordinated the shipping to Sub-Carpathia, Ukraine.

Our Contribution to Kirchentag

The main Hungarian Reformed contribution at the German Protestant „Kirchentag” in Stuttgart comes this time from the University Chaplaincy in Debrecen. Guest of honour this year is Sándor Zán-Fábián Bishop of the Reformed Church in Transcarpathia/Ukraine.

Ecumenical Journey for Mission Continues

The Reformed Church in Hungary (RCH), the Protestant Church in the Netherlands (PKN) and the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren (ECCB) came together in Budapest on 19th-21st of May for the second station on a three years journey.

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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 formal GM intern Amy Lester's blog about her time in Hungary.