Being an elder means you are also called to be part of a ‘team’ since an elder is someone who joins with others to form the elders’ meeting of the local congregation.

The functions of eldership in the United Reformed Church have been laid down in the Basis of Union, with the main ones being to foster in the congregation concern for witness and service to the community, evangelism at home and abroad, Christian education,  ecumenical action, local inter-church relations and the wider responsibilities of the whole church to see that public worship is regularly offered and the sacraments are duly administered, and generally to promote the welfare of the congregation, in which the Minister is joined by elders having responsibilities for groups of members. https://urc.org.uk/eldership-resources.html

 

The current elders are:

Frank Acheampong, Jacob Addo, Rosemary Allotey, Charles Allotey, Florence Amankwaa-Tawiah,  Apollus Fleischer-Djoleto, Helen Giles, Grace Marriott.