A Visual History of the City of Reformation

A Visual History of the City of Reformation

Debrecen Reformed Theological University has produced a video highlighting the connections between the city and the Reformation.

Our Church

Facts and Statistics

In Hungary, 1.15 million people claimed a Reformed affiliation in the 2011 Census, including 600,000 active in Reformed congregations.

 

Our Call

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.

 

History

For many centuries, our Reformed church has played a significant role in the historical and cultural development of Hungary.

 

Organisation

Congregations are considered the most fundamental unit of our church, based on the principle: "the church exists in its congregations."

 

Hungarian Reformed Community

The Hungarian Reformed Church is composed of the Hungarian-speaking Reformed churches in the Carpathian Basin.

 

Diaspora

The Hungarian Reformed Church (HRC) is the "mother" of many Hungarian Reformed churches and communities all over the world. 

 

Ecumenical Relations

The RCH works with different ecumenical organizations across Hungary to demonstrate its dedication to “Communion as unity in diversity."

Roma Ministry

You Welcomed Us Into Your Kingdom

Kép: You Welcomed Us Into Your Kingdom

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.

Culinary Fundraising for Roma Kids

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 to the People

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.

 

Diaconia

The diaconal service aims to reach people in need and motivate Reformed congregations to "Carry each other's burdens." (Gal. 6:2)

 

Institutions

The RCH fulfills its mission through maintaining certain institutions that serve not only their local communities, but people nationwide.

International Ecumenical Relations

Partnership and Co-operation

The partnership and cooperation with churches and organisations around the world, has always played a major role in the life of the RCH.

 

Coordination of Ecumenical Relations

The International and Ecumenical Committee, assisted by the Ecumenical Advisory Board, is responsible for the RCH’s ecumenical strategy.

 

Mission Coworkers

The RCH believes it is important to deepen the relationships with partner churches by inviting and welcoming mission coworkers.

 

Congregational Partnerships - Twinning

If you are interested in establishing a partnership with a Hungarian Reformed congregation, please contact us!

Debrecen and the Movement of Reformation

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.

Migrants in Hungary

RCH Refugee Ministry Reorganized for Bigger Impact

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.

Migration Through a Theological Lens

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.

RCH Takes Part in New Erasmus+ Project

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.

Building Bridges Between East and West

RCH Ecumenical Officer recently attended a conference in Lebanon with the Fellowship of the Middle East Evangelical Churches.


News

Bishop Béla Halász Re-elected

National elections took place in the Reformed Christian Church in Serbia at the end of 2016 and the results have been announced.

A Glance Back at 2016

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.

Share the Light

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.

Govt's Extra Support to Church Schools

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.

Christmas Message of the General Convent

The Presidium of the General Convent sent Christmas Message to the Congregations and Institutions of the Hungarian Reformed Church.

Holy Season at the Scottish Mission

St. Columba’s Scottish Mission in Budapest is participating in the Church of Scotland’s second annual online Advent calendar.

They’re Not From Mars

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.

Accessible Church

RCH Synod met on 16-17th November and discussed the importance of welcoming people with disabilities into the church.

CEC Welcomes Assembly Coordintor

The Conference of European Churches has named Szabolcs Lörincz as Assembly Coordinator for its upcoming General Assembly.

Contact us

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Reformed Church in Hungary

Address: H-1146 Budapest, Abonyi utca 21.   

PO Box: 1140 Budapest 70, Pf. 5

Phone/Fax: + 36 1 460 0708 

Email: oikumene@reformatus.hu




Our church through American eyes

 

We encourage you to read our GM intern Kearstin Bailey's blog about her time in Hungary.