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Minister: Revd. Bachelard Kaze Yemtsa

Revd Bachelard Kaze Yemtsa

Bachelard joined us on 10th May 2014 when he was ordained as minister of  Marlpool, Eastwood and Langley URCs at a service which saw about 200 people of around 20 nationalities worshipping at Marlpool.

He was born in Cameroon and is French speaking but became a minister after coming to England to do an MSc at Manchester.

He is becoming very involved in local schools as well as conducting lively services at his three churches.

                             

 

 

Who we are               

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Marlpool URC is part of the United Reformed Church and part of the ELM  Pastorate  (Eastwood, Langley, Marlpool URC's)              

Although one of the smaller mainstream denominations, the United Reformed Church plays a dynamic and challenging part in the British Christian community. It has brought together English Presbyterians, English, Welsh and Scottish Congregationalists, and members of the Churches of Christ, through unions in 1972, 1981 and 2000. One hundred thousand people make up 1600 congregations, with nearly 800 ministers, paid and unpaid.

The United Reformed Church combines its commitment to the Reformed tradition with a passionate belief that all Godís people should be one. It seeks to work with Christians of all traditions, and rejoices in being part of more than 400 Local Ecumenical Partnerships, with the Methodist Church and others. It is also committed to theological and cultural diversity. It has declared itself a multi-cultural church, rejoicing in the gifts of members from across the world and seeks to hold together a wide variety of theological understandings; the valuing of different insights helps the church understand the wonder of God.

Worldwide, more than 70 million Christians are members of the Reformed family of churches. They uphold the historic Trinitarian creeds of the church universal and find the supreme authority for their lives in the Word of God in the Bible, discerned under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. They order their lives through councils of the church, where ministers and lay people together seek the mind of Christ.

For more information go to http://www.urc.org.uk.

What we are

Marlpool as a Church has existed since 1821. The old buildings were demolished in 2002. The new building was erected in 2003 and opened at the end of January 2004. The sanctuary and community hall with full modern facilities are all housed under one roof and offer a wide range of activities for all age groups. The building is fully accessible for wheelchairs. In front of the building is adequate car parking for 40 vehicles including 4 spaces for disabled parking. For more information on history, facilities and community activities please use the tabs at the top of the page.

The Congregation includes a wide variety of age groups and is an expanding, lively, friendly family group. We love to worship God, find out more about the Christian way of life and to serve the surrounding area of Marlpool. The Church is part of the  ELM group of URC Churches. This is a group of 3 churches; Marlpool, Eastwood and Langley who are ministered to by Rev Bachelard Kaze Yemtsa.

Marlpool and Langley URC Churches are also part of the Churches Together in Heanor Group, getting involved in joint worship and activities at Easter and Christmas as well as at other times of the year.

To find out more about where we are, go to our Visit Us page.