As a Community and Mission Coordinator my role is to;

Develop the church vision of being a Christian Community Hub in the centre of Welwyn Garden City sharing God’s love with the wider community.

To reflect on what it means to be a disciple of Jesus including those we come into contact with, so we all live out our faith in a way that is relevant, contemporary and accessible to everyone we meet.

To reach these objectives, I create awareness of the WGC United Reformed Church by organising events and facilitating hall hiring.


Community Cafe Tuesday Morning 10:00 -12:00

The Community Cafe’ is a welcoming safe place where people know they will be welcomed in a non-judgemental way, offered a compassionate listening ear and invited to journey with us. It is a place where you can meet new and existing friends and enjoy a morning of fun and laughter.There is no religious content in this session, which is open to people of all faiths and none.Bottomless Tea/Coffee and refreshments are served – suggested donation £1.00

Lunchtime Discussion and Reflection    Tuesday 12:15 - 1:30pm 

We serve freshly homemade vegetable soup and bread at lunchtime. After our meal we have a general discussion on a topic of interest and reflect on the Biblical comparison of the subject discussed. We say grace at the beginning of our meal and a prayer of thanks afterwards. Open to people of all faiths and none.Suggested donation £1.00

Exploring the Bible 

We have two groups – one Home Group meeting on a Thursday 8-9:30 pm and another on Friday in the Quiet Room at the URC 10-11:30 am.You are most welcome to join us on our spiritual journey as we explore the Bible.

Community Outreach: Sainsbury’s Partnership

We are so blessed to be chosen as a partner of Sainsbury’s Welwyn Garden City and to have a Food Donation Collection Point in the front of the store. This partnership has enabled us to provide donations to various charities and community groups.



We would like to thank Sainsbury’s customers, our URC congregation and the wider community who all contributed and still continue to do so, since without your continued support we are not able to reach out to those who are in need. The charities were overwhelmed with the generosity of the donations they received – please see the attached letters.

For further information about our activities listed above, please contact Liz Laing, Community and  Mission Coordinator, on 01707 333326 or email wgc.urc.community.01@gmail.com

Sample of Thank you Letters received :

                    YMCA Youth Club click here

                    YMCA Residents  click here.

 The URC Community Group of Welwyn Garden City is on Facebook