A Resistance that Endures

A Resistance that Endures

János Arany, Hungarian poet and quiet revolutionary, was honored posthumously for his famous poem, The Bards of Wales, as part of the 200th anniversary of his birth.

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.



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."


Hungarian Reformed Community

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. 


Ecumenical Relations

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

Roma Ministry

Are You Sure That You Want to Fly?

Kép: Are You Sure That You Want to Fly?

Members from five protestant denominations gathered February 4 for the second annual Protestant Roma Mission Conference, which took place at a Baptist congregation in Budafok.

Sheep of Pátka

The cooperation and dedication of one community brings together Roma and non-Roma children to build a foundation for the future.

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.



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

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!

Reformation Jubilee

Boys’ Choir to Help Celebrate Reformation

As part of the celebrations surrounding the 500th year of the Reformation, the St. Thomas Boys’ Choir of Leipzig will be performing on March 16 at the Great Church in Debrecen.

Migrants in Hungary

Integration Work Spotlighted in New Case Study

The RCH’s refugee integration work, done in partnership with Kalunba Nonprofit Ltd, has been spotlighted in a recent Social Platform case study report regarding “social investment.”

Refugee Integration in Focus

Following months of dedicated work, the RCH and Swiss Church Aid (HEKS/EPER) have cooperated on a Country Program (CP) for Hungary to be in effect from 2017-2020.

Hungary plans to become a centre for efforts to combat Christian persecution

“Hungary wants to become a centre for organisations working to combat the persecution of Christians”,

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.


Ecumenical Jury Awards Hungarian Film

Kép: Ecumenical Jury Awards Hungarian Film

Ildikó Enyedi's "On Body and Soul" is the winner of the Berlinale 2017. The film also carried off the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury.

Marriage Week Turns 10 in Hungary

In over twenty countries around the world, the second week of February is celebrated as Marriage Week – a time to encourage and celebrate marriage as an institution.

Historic Support from Switzerland

Dr. István Szabó, Presiding Bishop of RCH, recently traveled to Switzerland to celebrate HEKS’ 29th annual Eastern Europe Day.

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 unbridled violence ravaging our world. WCRC calls to prayer for peace.

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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.