Highworth United Reformed Church

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We are part of a joint pastorate with Immanuel United Reformed Church in Upham Road, Swindon, which is also part of the Swindon Old Town Partnership of Churches.

Our church is part of South Western Synod of the United Reformed Church, who act as our Trust body.  We are the most north-easterly of the churches in the synod which stretches from us right down into Cornwall.

The national headquarters of the United Reformed Church are in Tavistock Place, London.  They offer many resources for the local churches and for Christians generally.

Vorda Pre-School was founded in 1975 and since 1979 has met in the British School, Brewery Street.  This Pre-School offers sessions during the school year for children aged two to four years old.  It received an excellent Ofsted report in December 2009.  The building was opened as the British School, in 1849.  The church having started its charity day school and Sunday School in the main building in 1848, offering free schooling in reading, writing, arithmetic and scripture, well before the government offered this nationally to all under 11s in 1870.

Details of the town of Highworth and many of the activities in town can be found on the town’s website.

We support many charities as individuals and a church.

Our regular fundraising is currently for our local hospice, the Prospect Foundation.  Having raised about £4,000 in the past five years in the first six months of 2010 we raised over £500 through collections at our weekly coffee mornings, Holiday At Home series and collections at concerts, etc.  The hospice has a shop not far from the church on the High Street.  From more details of the work of the hospice please visit their website.

The church has also contributed funded for the emergency appeals in 2010 after the Haitian earthquake and the Pakistani floods through Christian Aid and the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC)

In December the church has taken part in the Amnesty International Greetings Card Campaign.