Welcoming Those of all Abilities

Welcoming Those of all Abilities

RCH Synod met on 16-17th November and discussed the importance of welcoming people with disabilities into the church, appointing new members to the HRCA Board of Trustees, the upcoming Reformation Jubilee, as well as the Starpoint Youth Festival.

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.

Connection and Community

The Scottish Mission in Budapest recently celebrated its 175th anniversary and members of the RCH and the Church of Scotland participated in the Jubilee.

Migrants in Hungary

RCH Takes Part in New Erasmus+ Project

Erasmus+, the European Union program that supports education, training, youth, and sports in Europe, is beginning an exciting new project that the RCH is partnering with – the Train the Unknown Trainer project.

Building Bridges Between East and West

Kép: Building Bridges Between East and West

RCH Ecumenical Officer recently attended a conference in Lebanon with the Fellowship of the Middle East Evangelical Churches.

WCRC Europe Addresses Migration

The unprecedented flood of refugees prompted WCRC Europe to create a “Task Force on Migration” to explore appropriate responses.


News

CEC Welcomes Assembly Coordintor

The Conference of European Churches has named Szabolcs Lörincz as Assembly Coordinator for its upcoming General Assembly.

Church of Scotland Brings Advent to Life

The Church of Scotland has created an online Advent calendar with daily videos from the CofS ministries team. One day will even feature St. Columba’s congregation in Budapest.

RCH mourns for John Humphreys

Kép: RCH mourns for John Humphreys

‘A man of great kindness and gentleness’, friend and colleague who contributed significantly to the life and work of the Reformed Church in Hungary, died early morning, 17 November.

Retired Reformed Bishop in Subcarpathia, Lajos Gulácsy, dies at age 92

Lajos Gulácsy passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2016. He was laid to rest on November 8 in Munkács, a town in Subcarpathia.

HEKS Helps to Strengthen Communities in Transcarpathia

Visitors from HEKS recently traveled to Transcarpathia with members of the RCH to attend a consultation in coordination with the Diaconal Coordination Center (DCO) of the Transcarpathian Reformed Church (TRC).

A Decade of Service

The RCH thanks Pál Sándor as he finishes ten years of exemplary voluntary service as the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the HRCA Foundation.

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.