LMMR – Local Ministry and Mission Review

The LMMR process is a systematic way for elders and congregations to develop a ‘living document’ about the church’s mission and values

All URC churches across England Scotland and Wales are encouraged to conduct an LMMR every five years or so in order to develop and maintain an Active Pastorate Profile

This applies to all churches whether they have a Minister of Word and Sacrament, Local Church leader or are in vacancy

Maintaining an active pastorate profile supports churches in vacancy to review with a Visionary Companion their strategy and mission going forward and contribute to the a scoping exercise to determine how Ministers are deployed.

The LMMR process was refreshed in 2017 and key documents are below – we have included templates  so the process is open and accessible to all involved.

Each Area in Southern Synod has an Area Review Co-ordinator (ARC) appointed by the Pastoral Committee who is the point of contact for this process.

Details of your local ARC are as follows:

Kent and East Sussex Synod Area – Deirdre Harrison

 South London Synod Area (West and East) – Revd Andrew Willett

 Central Sussex United Area – Revd  Andy Melvin

 Surrey and Sussex Synod Area – Revd Derek Wales


LMMR flowchart

Living Document for LMMR

Interim Moderator form for LMMR

Minister form for LMMR   



page last updated 1 February 2024