About Us

What We Are

Groby URC is a Bible based church.  We are committed to worshipping God and sharing the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

We seek to achieve these aims through prayer, teaching, fellowship and witness.

Child-Friendly Church

We are a child friendly church and have been awarded The Child Friendly Child-Friendly-AwardAward, a national scheme that recognises how well a church welcomes and integrates children and their families into the worshipping life of their church.

What We Do

With a range of theological traditions we strive to be lively and welcoming.  The congregation is drawn from many denominations.  We are seen as the ‘Free Church’ in Groby.  We have an active worship group and aim for an all-age inclusive ministry, with spiritual and numerical growth through engagement in outreach, evangelism and mission.

Sunday morning services start off with us all worshipping together before our young people go into the hall to enjoy teaching aimed at their own age groups in ‘Y.Church’.   Once a month, usually the fourth Sunday, we  join together for an All-Age Service.

We are part of Churches together in Groby (CTG) with St Philip & St James Anglican parish church.  The Extend Governing Group, part of CTG dedicated to youth and children’s work, employs a full time youth and schools worker.

Where We Are

Groby United Reformed Church, Chapel Hill, Groby, Leicester LE6 0FE.

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Directions:

The church is situated at the top of Chapel Hill, which is off Ratby Road, in the centre of the village (opposite Barclays Bank).  Turn into Chapel Hill then take the first right past the “Chapel View” housing development (both of these junctions have signposts for “United Reformed Church”).  At the end of the cul de sac is the church car park.  However, it’s best to walk if possible as the car park is quite small and Chapel Hill is a narrow residential road with a sharp, blind bend near the top.

Alternative approaches for pedestrians are from Glebe Road/Mallard Avenue (via footpath), Ferrers Rise (via an alleyway), or Ratby Road near Martinshaw Lane (via footpath across allotments).

Who We Are

MINISTER AND ELDERS

Reverend Sue McKenzie became our Minister in March 2012 with a 60% pastorate.

We currently have seven serving elders who oversee the running of all aspects of our church.  More major decisions are taken by members at a church meeting.

Numbers of Elders vary year on year, as they are elected by the church membership annually and serve for a period of three years, after which they can be re-elected for a further three years.

Membership

We encourage regular attendees to become members of our church once they have undertaken a short course to discover more about us and given prayerful thought to whether this is part of God’s plan for them.  They are also offered the opportunity to share experiences of their faith with us.

If you are thinking about becoming a member, please ask an Elder for a copy of our Membership Booklet, or download it here:

Membership Booklet

Please click to discover more about OUR HISTORY.

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