Accessible Welcome, a new resource from Germinate: The Arthur Rank Centre, is designed to help rural churches work towards ensuring that their church – both the building and their worship – is accessible to all.
As a new curate preaching at my first Remembrance Service I wanted to get it right and do the best I could. I was very conscious of the war memorial that I passed daily each time I left the church. This is where I would be standing to give the two minute silence, a tradition […]
Lord Henry Plumb has been described as probably the most important person in agriculture of the last one hundred years. Alongside a farming career spanning almost eight decades he served as Vice President and President of the National Farmers’ Union and as the only British President of the European Parliament. In November 2017, aged 92, […]
In September 2017 the Church of Scotland began an exciting new ministry when they engaged Revd Chris Blackshaw, a Methodist Minister and part time Agricultural Chaplain from Cumbria, to work as their full time farming minister for the Presbytery of Ayr. Chris’s role, which is based around Craig Wilsons Auction Mart, has been well received […]
Rural Isolation and Loneliness: A toolkit for rural churches is a new resource from Germinate: The Arthur Rank Centre. It is designed to help rural churches consider how they might respond to the growing challenge of isolation and loneliness facing many rural communities.