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churchWelcome to the United Reformed Church at Haverhill, Suffolk (locally known as the Old Independent Church or O.I.C).    

The O.I.C. has been present in  Haverhill since 1662.  We are a happy congregation with a mixture of age groups and talents. Our Minister, Rev Elaine Colechin, leads worship on regular basis during the year.  

The Church is the people and we believe in being available where we can both for each other and those around us; providing a base for church and community activities.  We are a small congregation but a growing one covering all ages including a number of young families.

In line with Government Restrictions morning worship has again been suspended (w.e.f. 8.11.2020)  and will not take place in our Church for the whole of November.

Following the  Government announcement that Suffolk will be in Tier 2 from 2.12.2020.  Morning worship can take place from Sunday 5.12.2020, and will be in our Church Hall. However, anyone who attends worship can only sit in with their own household or bubble, and should not mix or gather for chats inside the building, & the Rule of Six applies outside the building.

We will continue to provide our worship virtually, and this can be access via You Tube or Facebook.   

Our Zoom Junior Church created this lovely picture below for Harvest 2020

Our mission statement is Jesus Is Lord and our vision is to Go Out & Make Disciples. We believe that the Good News of Jesus Christ is something to celebrate.

Sunday Services usually alternate between the main Church Building from Easter onwards, and the Church Hall after Harvest and during the winter months.       For information on how we are continuing take part in worship activities at home see our Services tab or contact us.

Please see News & Events or Regular Activities to check details.

So please don’t be nervous, just drop on by, as a warm welcome awaits you.    

We look forward to seeing you,  

Elders and Congregation