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At Thaxted United Reformed Church we offer a warm welcome to visitors.

We usually meet at 9.30am on Sundays for Morning Worship but please check details on our home page.

Cave Refectory Road

In his book Cave Refectory Road, Ian Adams identifies monastic rhythms for contemporary living

We are using these themes as a framework that ties our activities together.



The Cave is a place for withdrawal, opening up a space for reflection and encounter with God.

The Cave can be seen in Jesus’ going into the desert to pray

The Refectory is where we can practice hospitality, creating communities that make an earthly difference for good.

The Refectory is Jesus’ commitment to synagogue and temple as places of learning, and his inclusive sharing at table

The Road is about inspiring creative engagement in the wider world.

The Road is Jesus’ practice of connection and community- the travelling band of teacher and followers

Our Cave

Our gardening project, creating a “wild garden” will hopefully create a place where we can reflect as individuals or together if we feel moved to do so. A garden is a particularly helpful place because it reminds us about climate change and the need for us to tend God’s Garden, our planet, with more care.

Our Refectory

The Refectory is literally a place to eat together (which Thaxted URC does very well!). It is also a time for spiritual refreshment. In addition to our regular Sunday morning services (which are followed by tea and coffee) our “Second Saturday” Coffee Mornings provide a time to meet and share refreshment. Our informal services exploring “The Story” are a time for spiritual refreshment.


Our Road

Messy Church (which we run with members of other Thaxted churches) welcomes families to “church with a difference”. Our “Second Saturday” Coffee Mornings are open to all. We hope a “Gardening Fellowship” will grow alongside our Wild Garden project. We support “TWAM” (Tools with a Mission), and Christian Aid.

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