the final refurbs | previous refurbs

RefUrb was an occasional event for anyone working or living in an urban area and involved in urban ministry, whether as a full-time worker or church leader, part-time, volunteer or 'just' a member of a local church. (Just? These are the most important people!). In 2020 as part of our closing of Urban Presence as a charity, we held our final Refurb meetings.

carmoor_rainbowIt is so easy to get buried under the pressures of urban life, and due to the scarcity of Christians 'on the ground' in many areas, to feel isolated and discouraged. The concept of RefUrb was to provide an oasis away from those pressures for a while, where folk could relax, discover others with similar vision, concerns, problems and joys, and hopefully begin relationships that will develop beyond the meeting.

Our prayer for RefUrb was that those who come would feel better about serving God in the inner city when they leave, than when they arrived.

Sometimes we had a guest speaker, sometimes we just shared news and prayed for each other. A buffet meal was included, courtesy of the Urban Presence trustees.

Usually RefUrb took place over a lunchtime, occasionally if we had a guest speaker we made it a full day together. Find out about our previous Refurbs here.

Recordings from some RefUrbs are available on CD or mp3 (noted on the 'previous refurbs' page). Email for details.