Princes Street
United Reformed Church, Norwich




On behalf of all NAURC churches, arrangements have be made for a weekly Sunday Worship via Ipswich Road URC website:

There is a brief introduction and pictures which have headings. Click on the headings and you will be taken directly to worship or, ‘Messy Church at Home’ (which has lots of activities for the young and not so young).

The other two pictures will lead to weekly reflections by either John and/or Bruno.

There is also a page called ‘Church News’ where useful information will be shared.


Our church buildings may be closed but we are still able to worship.
John and Bruno will be recording a service each week which will be available via Ipswich Road Website (please see link on right hand side of this page). Initially this will be an audio version but a video version may be possible later.

The national URC service is an alternative and will be broadcast at 10.00am on Sundays.It is linked to the ‘Daily Devotions’. The service will have the feel of a service on the radio in our style and with well known URC people leading worship. There will be prayers and hymns to join in with as we pray together. There will also be, from time to time, a chance to share bread and wine together – first such opportunity will be on Easter Sunday.
You can sign up to receive the services at:

We are aware that not everyone has the internet and so we are working on ways of distributing a CD or paper version of our services.

Elders are also working on details as to how our church community can support each other at this difficult time and we will update you all regularly.

Please do not hesitate to contact Elders if you have any queries, problems or want to share news.

The Archbishop of Canterbury has suggested that Christians light a candle at 7pm on Sunday to put in a window as a sign of hope and thankfulness.

Stay safe, stay well.


“Many of our churches have already suspended all acts of worship, physical meetings, and other church activities, probably for some weeks, or even months. While this is profoundly sad, we think it is a proper response to the Government’s guidance.”
The Moderator of the URC

Sadly, we have to advise that we will be suspending Sunday services and all other activities which are usually held at church, either by ourselves or by those who hire rooms in our building with immediate affect. The Church Elders continue to monitor Government advice in respect of any return to normal use.

Please keep checking the website for any further information.



The Lord Mayor and Sheriff of Norwich along with the Co-Moderator of the URC General Assembly attended the Bicentenary Service on Sunday 1st December, exactly 200 years to the day since the church’s first service was held in 1819.

Over 100 people attended from across the six URC churches in the Norwich area.The service was led by two group ministers, Revd John Potter and Revd Bruno Boldrini. Revd Nigel Uden preached the sermon referencing the same Bible text from Exodus 20 that was used in the first service on Dec 1st 1819.

David Uden played the famous Father Willis organ and a combined choir enhanced the worship.

Revd Nigel Uden cut the celebration cake, which was enjoyed by everyone with tea and coffee after the service.

Revd John Potter said ‘The service was a truly inspirational celebration of the 200 years of this church and an opportunity for us to reflect on Advent Sunday about what may be ahead of us in the future’.



Princes Street United Reformed Church will be celebrating its bi-centenary on Sunday 1st December. It will be exactly 200 years to the day; the first service held at Princes Street was on 1st December 1819.
The bicentenary celebration service will be led by the two serving ministers of the Norwich Area United Reformed Churches, Revd Bruno Boldrini and Revd John Potter.

Revd Nigel Uden, co-moderator of the General Assembly of the United Reformed Church, will preach the sermon. Worship will include the celebration of Holy Communion. Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate with us.

The service is at 10.30am.

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