Rural Support

Ministering to 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.

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