Induction Rev.d Janos Nagy

Dear Friends,
I am John, a Hungarian and British national who moved to England with my family 12 years ago. In 2002 I had a transfer from the UCC, Calvin Synod, USA to the British URC. Prior to that, I served in the Hungarian Reformed Church as a local church minister, a part time teacher and an editor for a church publishing house.

Since May 2002, I have served at Horfield and Argyle Morley URCs in Bristol, and I am still their minister, so they must be a very patient people!

I became Interim Minister at Nailsea URC in September 2014 and was then Inducted as minister to the joint pastorate in September 2016. I am impressed by the enthusiasm, organisation, and the caring nature of Nailsea URC. I hope you will get on with my present two churches, Horfield and Argyle very well, as the worshipping style in these three churches seems very similar (traditional but open to new ways of being a church), and perhaps we could meet up together on a few occasions. 

Rev.d Janos WelcomeMy theological training, upbringing and background is Calvinistic or Presbyterian, however, in England under the URC's spiritual influence I have become more tolerant and understanding towards every theological platform and religious practice, developing my “own theology” which is very much based on “Biblical paradoxes” and humour. Certainly, I attend training courses of the URC as well, because I believe learning God's things is a life-long commitment.

I am married to Esther, a teacher, we have two grown up daughters: Suzie (Emoke) and Boglarka. My main hobbies are reading satirical writings, listening to blues music, playing chess, country walks and jogging (there are a few good walks and runs around Nailsea!). Esther and I ran the Bristol Half Marathon in 2015 in aid of BRACE raising money for research into Alzheimer's and dementia. We were so grateful to all who supported us.

Yours,

Rev.d John Gray

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