United Reformed Church hymnody

The United Reformed Church was formed in 1972 by the uniting of the Presbyterian Church of England (PCE) and the Congregational Church in England and Wales (formerly the Congregational Union of England and Wales); additional unification, with the Re-formed Association of Churches of Christ of Great Britain and Ireland and the Congregational Union of Scotland, took place in 1980 and 2000 respectively. The hymnody of the URC, in its early stages, was determined by the several traditions of its predecessors. One of the first acts of the united church was to consider the production of a hymnbook in which all its partner churches would be represented. The Presbyterian Church of England, with...

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