Contact and Booking Information

 The Minister

05f4b7991be6c86b9437872f4a943869The Revd. Murray George has been a minister of the United Reformed Church since September 2006. He became our minister in October 2012, moving from Essex where he served in three rural churches.
Before becoming a minister Murray was a Registered Nurse working with people with learning difficulties in Leeds. Prior to this he worked in agriculture and the building industry.

Murray is minister of the United Reformed Churches in both Congleton and Alsager and shares his time between the two churches and the communities they serve.

Murray lives in Congleton and can be contacted by telephone 01260 273873 or email: He can occasionally be seen walking in the town or popping into one of the local shops and is happy to stop for a chat. He is also happy to visit people in their homes or in hospital in times of illness and pastoral need, whether they have a connection with the church or not.

Baptisms, Weddings# and Funerals can be arranged by contacting:

The Minister

Rev. Murray George
Tel. 01260 273873      Email


The Church Secretary

Mrs Barbara Farrington                                  
Tel. 01260 273901


Other contacts:

 Congleton Big Heart Foundation Project Coordinator

Ms Lisa Spencer 01260 274969


Congleton URC Youth and Family Worker

Ms Charlotte (Charlie) Swaine


The Church Treasurer

Mr Adrian Browne                                                                                                                                            Tel. 01260 270628                                                                          

The Congleton Big Heart Lunch Club

Mrs Margaret Bourner
01260 641 869

The Worship Secretary

Mrs Carol Booth
01260 272580

The Fellowship and Pastoral Secretary (and the Dove service)

Mrs Marion McGuinness
Tel:01260 281384

 The Church Eldership

Mrs Carol Booth                           Tel. 01260 272580

Mr. Adrian Browne                     Tel. 01260 270628

Mrs Margaret Bourner               Tel. 01260 641869

Mrs Barbara Farrington            Tel. 01260 273901

Rev. Murray George                     Tel. 01260 273873

Mrs Marion McGuinness           Tel. 01260 281314

Mrs Pauline McKeown                Tel. 01260 275947

Mrs Lisa Spencer                          Tel: 01260 276690

Mrs Della Bordley                          Tel: 07518 839492

Contacts for Groups and Organisations

Café in the Foyer                         Pauline Mckeown

Keep Fit in the Hall                    Pauline McKeown

Chat and Make in the Foyer    Lisa Spencer

Bible Study                                   Rev. Murray George

British Sign Language group Rev. Murray George

# The members of Congleton United Reformed Church voted at a Church Meeting on 23rd April 2017 to register their church building as a venue offering full marriage services to same-sex couples. The registration process has now been completed, our buildings are registered for the solemnisation of marriages for all people who are legally entitled to be married.

Congleton URC’s vote was made possible after the United Reformed Church General Assembly (the denomination’s highest policy-making body) agreed in July 2016 that decisions about whether to allow the marriage of same sex couples would be made by individual congregations, within the different legal systems of parts of the United Kingdom.

The URC General Assembly decision in 2016 followed legislation in 2013 and 2014 bringing recognition for same-sex marriage into law in England, Wales and Scotland. The legislation stipulated that religious organisations would have to ‘opt in’ if they wished to offer these marriage services.

 General inquiries may also be made to the Minister or the Church Secretary using the contact form below.   
General Enquiry Form

For Christenings, Weddings or any other general enquiries please complete and send the form below.

In addition we have a church hall with a well equipped kitchen and a number of other meeting rooms that are available for the use of community groups and events. If you would like to enquire about using any of these facilities for an event or meeting, you can use the same form to contact the Church Secretary or the Minister. We will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible.