Debrecen Reformed Theological University has produced a video highlighting the connections between the city and the Reformation.
In Hungary, 1.15 million people claimed a Reformed affiliation in the 2011 Census, including 600,000 active in Reformed congregations.
Following the call of Christ, the RCH aims to be a witness in the world, fulfilling a faithful mission and strives to live as an ever-reforming church.
For many centuries, our Reformed church has played a significant role in the historical and cultural development of Hungary.
Congregations are considered the most fundamental unit of our church, based on the principle: "the church exists in its congregations."
The Hungarian Reformed Church is composed of the Hungarian-speaking Reformed churches in the Carpathian Basin.
The Hungarian Reformed Church (HRC) is the "mother" of many Hungarian Reformed churches and communities all over the world.
The RCH works with different ecumenical organizations across Hungary to demonstrate its dedication to “Communion as unity in diversity."
The RCH has recently published an English translation of a popular interview series done highlighting the work of Roma youth, mission workers, pastors, and artists within the RCH.
An After School project managed by the Reformed Church in Pilisvörösvár relies on the funds raised by selling soup and sweets at the Szimpla market to support their summer camp for disadvantaged children.
Church and Society
Mission is a priority task in the life of the RCH. Through active mission, our church reaches out to every needy group in Hungarian society.
The diaconal service aims to reach people in need and motivate Reformed congregations to "Carry each other's burdens." (Gal. 6:2)
The RCH fulfills its mission through maintaining certain institutions that serve not only their local communities, but people nationwide.
International Ecumenical Relations
The partnership and cooperation with churches and organisations around the world, has always played a major role in the life of the RCH.
The International and Ecumenical Committee, assisted by the Ecumenical Advisory Board, is responsible for the RCH’s ecumenical strategy.
The RCH believes it is important to deepen the relationships with partner churches by inviting and welcoming mission coworkers.
If you are interested in establishing a partnership with a Hungarian Reformed congregation, please contact us!
In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Debrecen has been selected as a City of the Reformation. Its rich connections to the Reformation date back to the 1520’s and a website has been created to showcase this.
The RCH has been working with refugees since 2006, and in the beginning of 2017 the Refugee Ministry was reorganized in order to have a bigger impact on clients in need.
CEC, CCME, and WCC gathered 30 participants from a diversity of church backgrounds to discuss migration through a theological lens. Rev Aaron Stevens from the Scottish Mission represented Hungary at the meeting.
Erasmus+, the European Union program that supports education, training, youth, and sports in Europe, is beginning an exciting new project that the RCH is partnering with – the Train the Unknown Trainer project.
RCH Ecumenical Officer recently attended a conference in Lebanon with the Fellowship of the Middle East Evangelical Churches.
National elections took place in the Reformed Christian Church in Serbia at the end of 2016 and the results have been announced.
We look back at 2016 – a year of fulfilling partnerships and vital church initiatives. Over the last year, the RCH has been involved in global efforts to spread Christ’s love to the world in tangible ways.
In this week leading up to the celebration of the birth of our Saviour we cannot turn away from the continuing turbulence and unbridled violence ravaging our world. WCRC calls to prayer for peace.
The government has decided to grant an extra 54 billion forints (EUR 173m) from this year’s state coffers to church-run schools and kindergartens.
The Presidium of the General Convent sent Christmas Message to the Congregations and Institutions of the Hungarian Reformed Church.
St. Columba’s Scottish Mission in Budapest is participating in the Church of Scotland’s second annual online Advent calendar.
A statement on the acceptance of our disabled brothers and sisters in the church was adopted at the recent Synod meeting. The RCH talked to Ms. Zsófia Győri, Director of the Immanuel House about her contributions to it.
RCH Synod met on 16-17th November and discussed the importance of welcoming people with disabilities into the church.
The Conference of European Churches has named Szabolcs Lörincz as Assembly Coordinator for its upcoming General Assembly.