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.
In Hungary, 1.15 million people claimed a Reformed affiliation in the 2011 Census, including 600,000 active in Reformed congregations.
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."
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.
The RCH works with different ecumenical organizations across Hungary to demonstrate its dedication to “Communion as unity in diversity."
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 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.
“Last year it was quite hard to round up nine people, today thirty-six of us have gathered here” - shared his joy a pastor at the National Roma Mission Meeting and Prayer Day.
International Ecumenical Relations
The partnership and cooperation with churches and organisations around the world, has always played a major role in the life of the RCH.
The International and Ecumenical Committee, assisted by the Ecumenical Advisory Board, is responsible for the RCH’s ecumenical strategy.
The RCH believes it is important to deepen the relationships with partner churches by inviting and welcoming mission coworkers.
If you are interested in establishing a partnership with a Hungarian Reformed congregation, please contact us!
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.
The Hungarian Reformed Church Aid was among those Charities which coordinated the shipping to Sub-Carpathia, Ukraine.
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.
For each ‘Starpoint’ it is very decisive who leads the “main lectures”. He or she somehow represents the given Festival, gives a face to it and stands in person for the message.
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.
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.
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.
Focus on Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace. From 26 to 29 of May the General Secretaries of the National Councils of Churches in Europe will meet in Berlin.
End of May the Hungarian Reformed Church (HRC) will be celebrating the sixth anniversary of the Constituting Synod that took place in 2009.
The Presidium of the General Convent sent a message to the congregations of the Hungarian Reformed Church which celebrate Pentecost within and without the Carpathian Basin.