Genies and Other Refugees

Genies and Other Refugees

Interview with the colleagues of RCH Refugee Ministry about the dangers of the new communication, the misconceptions about refugees and the Christian attitude towards the refugee question.

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."


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.



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

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!

Migrants in Hungary

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.

Tveit: We need an international solution to the refugee crisis

Representatives of major international ecumenical organizations visited Hungary 25-29 September to strengthen efforts in support of refugees in Europe and the Middle East.

Representatives of ecumenical agencies will visit Hungary amidst refugee crisis

Representatives of major international ecumenical organizations will embark on a solidarity visit to Hungary from 25 to 28 September.

Salaam Overnight Shelter (SOS) for Refugee Families with Children

St. Columba’s Church started the SOS project, aiming to provide a warm and welcoming environment where refugee families can rest for a night.

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

Cyclists of Hope

Bicycling for your neighbour, goes the motto of a group of Hungarian cyclists from the Carpathian Basin, who set out on bike during the Week of Creation, travelling from east to west.



Report on the contribution of the Eco-Congregation Movement at the Starpoint Youth Festival


Solidarity Visit to Zagreb Strenghtens Ties

With its origins in Europe, the history and traditions of the Reformation are strong across much of the continent. And yet there are member churches of the WCRC that are distinct minorities in their own countries.

“Pleasure in God”: Adna Cafe Is Open

“We are walking in unknown territory with this new service – this is exciting and fills us with hope” said Bishop István Bogárdi Szabó at the opening of the Adna Café.

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.

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