Rural support

People in rural areas is an important part of the mission of this diocese.  As well as ministry offered by Clergy, Readers and Churchwardens, we work closely with a range of partners to serve rural and farming communities.

The challenges of rural ministry are address in a new report aimed at releasing the energies of clergy and lay people for mission in the countryside.  The study Released for Mission, Growing the Rural Church makes a series of recommendations including locally accessible training and development for lay people and clergy working in multi-church groups.

Nottinghamshire Rural Support
This diocese supports the charity launched in May 2013 helping farming families in Notts. http://www.nottsruralsupport.org.uk

Newark Livestock Market
The Revd Georgie Hadley offers chaplaincy support on Wednesdays.  Tel: (01636) 821343  E-mail:georgie.hadley@yahoo.co.uk

Rural Ministry & Mission Network
There are occasional meetings to support the ministry and mission offered across our rural parishes.

Useful Resources from the Arthur Rank Centre

The Arthur Rank Centre provide a wealth of resources e.g. Worship Resources, Community Resources, Nurture and Discipleship in Rural Churches etc. Most of the resources can be freely downloaded from the website.  Click here for a list of available resources.

Country Way: life and faith in rural Britain. This publication contains ideas and information; inspiration and good news; it reveals who is providing resources and where to find them. It is all written by and for rural people. It is useful, topical and a good read, complemented by beautiful photography. Country Way contains stories from the rural church, farming, the environment and about communities; thoughts and theological reflections; new worship material; and information on resources and events. For more info www.arthurrankcentre.org.uk/publications-and-resources/country-way

Presentations from Previous Ministry and Mission Meetings available to download:

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Good News in the Countryside Nov 2013

Rural Evangelism November 2013

Church Commissioners Presentation June 2013

Crossing the Threshold June 2013

Kneesall Village Presentation June 2013