Derbyshire Rural Chaplaincy newsletter Dec 2018. 


Brexit and Agriculture a briefing by JPITand Germinate.


Germinate (The Arthur Rank Centre) highlight newly published resources:-

A Discipling Presence see workbook to help promote and sustain an effective Christian presence in rural communities

Open Welcome a toolkit designed to help rural churches consider how they might use their building to offer welcome and hospitality to those in their community, both residents and visitors. click here to download open welcome

Many other resources for Rural Churches are available from Germinate (Arthur Rank Centre) website including organisations you might want to support and resrouces you can utilise this Harvest.


Agricultural chaplain

Alan Griggs is the Agricultural chaplain, working since 2015 out of Rural Action Derbyshire. Contact him. His work is in support for Farmers in the county.

Resources for Rural Churches

Equipping for Rural Mission 
•Published by the Arthur Rank Centre (now Germinate) and featuring in Country Way June 2017 free to download at It is designed to support small rural churches understand their community.

•To obtain support or advice to use this resource in Derby Diocese contact in the mission and ministry team. Your feedback is welcome.

Country Way magazine: includes examples of rural good practice in a magazine style. Back copies can be viewed online for free.

The Diocese of Derby

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