Shrewsbury URC


Shrewsbury URC offers a warm welcome! Worship has taken place on this Abbey Foregate site since 1862 (and maybe much longer, since we are so close to the ancient Abbey). In 1972 we became the United Reformed Church, part of the tradition stemming from the Protestant Reformation, but sharing much in common with all the mainstream denominations and valuing our membership of Churches Together in Shrewsbury.

The aim of the church is to know and share Gods Glad tidings of great joy for all people brought in Jesus Christ. About 190 members, along with many other worshippers and friends, form Shrewsbury URC, whose mission summary is: To show people they really matter to God.



The church is committed to making sure that services and facilities are accessible to everyone, including those with limited mobility and hearing difficulties. We are in the process of making all floor levels in the church the same, and making a new doorway into the hall complex.  This should ease access for wheelchair users, and make movement around the building safe for everyone.

There is a stair lift allowing access to the hall for wheelchair users and other people with disabilities.There is an induction loop system for hearing aid users in the church and in the lecture hall. We have a toilet for people with disabilities. We provide large print hymn book as well as projecting word onto a screen.