This book is a celebration of pioneers – of one particular pioneer, the Revd Constance Coltman, but also many wonderful pioneers in our own day, wonderful women and men. The URC will be hosting an online book launch on Tuesday 18th May, 2021 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm (BST). See the flyer below for more information.

“The legacy of her courage is a perpetual challenge to the many churches who are yet to embrace the ordination of women.”
Lydia Neshangwe, Moderator of the Council for World Mission 2020-24, the first African woman to serve in this role

“My prayer is that as you read this book, you too will be influenced, challenged and inspired by the stories of faith and courage to live out your calling and be true to yourself.”
Yvonne Campbell, General Secretary of the Congregational Federation, the first woman to serve in this role

“When a door long barred finally begins to open … the first one to slip through it quietly is easy to overlook. Constance: Pioneer, Pastor, Preacher is to be commended for shining a timely light on the life and ministry of Constance Coltman.”
Kathy Galloway, writer and activist, the first woman Leader of the Iona Community

“In exploring the life of Constance Coltman, and the pioneering ministry of women in a whole variety of contexts, this book reminds us of the real diversity of the witnesses who surround us.”
Clare Downing, Moderator of the General Assembly of the United Reformed Church, 2020-2022

Published by the United Reformed Church on behalf of the Council for World Mission, the Congregational Federation and the Ecumenical Forum of European Christian Women.

To order your copy, please visit the URC bookshop.