The 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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:
Rev. Murray George
Tel. 01260 273873 Email email@example.com
The Church Secretary
Mrs Barbara Farrington
Tel. 01260 273901
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
Tel: 01260 641 869
The Worship Secretary
Mrs Carol Booth
Tel: 01260 272580
The Fellowship and Pastoral Secretary (and the Dove service)
Mrs Marion McGuinness
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.