• Welcome to the Devon Churches Rural Forum

    Through meetings, working groups, the website and newsletter the Devon Churches Rural Forum provides both physical and virtual meeting places for anyone interested or involved in rural life and ministry in Devon to share:

    • resources for churches including news of training, conference and networking opportunities
    • liturgy and prayers for rural communities
    • shared stories of worship, care and service
    • information on examples of rural ministry and links to other projects
    • a directory of church based community projects and activities
    • information and links on a wide variety of organisations who support our rural communities
    • information and resources related to a variety of rural social, economic, farming and environmental issues.

    Forum members and sub groups are also active in:

    • Pastoral Care for farmers and livestock market chaplaincy
    • Keeping abreast of farming issues in Devon
    • Identifying needs and developing training opportunities for rural ministry
    • Exploring and reflecting theologically on models of rural ministry
    • Monitoring and responding to rural social and economic issues and concern
    • Acting on environmental concerns and care for our land

    Please help make this forum as interactive as possible and share stories which inspire, encourage and inform others and provide information about church and community activities for the directory.

    We hope you will find this website helpful and look forward to your feedback – please keep checking the site as we develop it and add new content.

    If you have any questions about the Devon Churches Rural Forum, please email info@devonchurchesruralforum.org.uk


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  • News and Recent Events

    Meeting with Jill Hopkinson
    notes from our meeting with Jill Hopkinson - National Rural Officer C of E October 2017

    National Launch of Crossing the Threshold Toolkit
    Launched nationally in November 2017, the fully-revised and expanded Crossing the Threshold toolkit offers a step-by-step guide to managing a church building project.

    Events, conferences, workshops
    See our updated page here

    Growing the Rural Church Christmas Video
    A message from Marian

    DCRF Meeting 16th November
    Link to all the papers and agenda for our next Devon Churches Rural Forum meeting on 16th November

    Transforming Ageing
    Applications can now be made for innovative new projects that help older people

    Launch of the RSA Food Farming and Countryside Commission
    Find the link here

    Loneliness in older men in rural areas - Can you help?
    Research Project to alleviate loneliness in older men in rural areas


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