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March 2nd - Praxis Day - Growing in Worship - 10 am to 4 pm at Cullompton Community Centre - cost £20 (£18 for ordinands) - a day to encourage, inspire and refresh all who lead worhsip lay and ordained. See the poster and booking form here

30th April - DCRF Farm Visit - Dairyfield Farm, Down St Mary. For details and to book please email

15th May Salt, Light and Feet of Clay: Celebrating the ministry of lay people 10am-2pm, King’s Park Conference Centre, Northampton. Speaker: George Dunn, CEO, Tenant Farmers Association. Tickets: £15 (until 31 March then £20). Find out more on the Germinate website page here

9th June Open Farm Sunday - see the LEAF website for more information

13th July - DCRF Farm Visit - Dartington Hall Farm. For details and to book please email

14th July 2019 - Rural MIssion Sunday "Live the Life" Rural Mission Sunday is an annual event celebrating the work of small rural churches. Get involved by holding a special service at your church or in your community. Keep an eye on the Germinate page for new information - or look at resources from previous years for ideas.

23-27 September 2019, Lee Abbey - Faith and the Future of the Countryside - This conference will explore the rapidly changing face of the countryside in England and the role that the Church can play in shaping it. Drawing on the experience and insights of the delegates, it will provide an opportunity to think together about a wide range of rural subjects, including the environment, agriculture and leisure. In addition there will be input designed to offer spiritual refreshment for the participants. Bookings:

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12th October: Beacon Baptist Church, Kilmington, Devon - Rural Ministries Southwest Regional Conference 2019 RE:Generate. For more details on content and wo should attend, and other dates around the country, please see thir webpage here