School for Christmas

School for Christmas

Education is of key significance when it comes to the peaceful coexistence of various religions in the Middle East. This year’s fundraising by the Reformed Educational Fund in the Carpathian Basin supports schools in Syria.

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

We can only represent what Jesus has taught us

Kép: We can only represent what Jesus has taught us

Csaba Burai went through hell so that, a decade later, he can help young people. The social worker and case manager of the Drug Rehabilitation Ministry speaks of his life journey.

Identity and Service fulfilled in Christ

Kép: Identity and Service fulfilled in Christ

People can only reach their goals through the Gospel, says in an interview Anita Tóth who has been serving as the National Roma Mission Coordinator of RCH since September 2018.

Even to read we must perish is dreadful

A physical theatre performance commemorates the tragedy of the Roma Holocaust at the 75th Anniversary of the extermination of some three thousand Roma in Auschwitz-Birkenau.

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!

A Textbook Case of Love

Kép: A Textbook Case of Love
The corridors of the primary school in Göncruszka are covered in lights. The teachers and the children are preparing for Christmas together, where even the sport hall is decorated with the text of the Lord’s Prayer.

News

Warm Homes in Cold Times

The Hungarian Reformed Church Aid (HRCA) helps people in deep poverty to keep their homes warm in the cold season. HRCA started the firewood project to save lives.

Professor of UCLA at Károli University

Dr. Miklós Sárközy interviewed University of California trained visiting professor, Dr. Lee Beaudoen, who teaches at Karoli University of RCH for the academic year 2019-20.

Communique

Communique issued by the Presidium of the General Convent about the issue of the legal representation of the Hungarian Reformed community.

Christmas Starts Here

Kép: Christmas Starts Here

What is Christmas really about? What is our Advent like? The RCH Christmas video and communication campaign wishes to remind ourselves of these questions.

Serving and Learning in Community with Budapest

This semester RCH welcomed again students from the Calvin Unversity at its various ministries. One of them, Avery Gill shares her reflection o her time in Hungary.

It Takes More to See Than Just to Opening Your Eyes

God is the only One, who can comfort those, who have lost their visions - says Alexandra Kovács from the Ministry to the Visually Impaired and Blind.

Middle East

International Conference on Christian Persecution

Over 650 attendees from 40 countries attended the 2nd International Consultation on Christian Persecution, organized and hosted by the Hungarian Government.

Reformed Schools’ Campaign for Syria

Kép: Reformed Schools’ Campaign for Syria

This year we celebrate the 10 year Reformed Educational Solidarity Fund. This year, the Armenian Evangelical School in Damascus, Syria will be supported through the Fund.

Migration and Refugee

Solidarity amidst Christmas Crowds

Kép: Solidarity amidst Christmas Crowds

Refugee women will be in the centre of attention at a Christmas market in Budapest, at the booth of the Hungarian Reformed Church Aid, thanks to the Sewing project of Kalunba.

A World of Neighbours

Kalunba joins the World of Neighbours programme of the Church of Sweden promoting Interreligious peace, peaceful coexistence and social and existential sustainability in Europe.


Contact us

Click here if you are interested in twinning.

 

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  former GM intern Kearstin Bailey's blog about her time, spent in Hungary.