Devon Churches Rural Forum


Dear reader

As the coronavirus crisis has developed so much is different and new in our lives. Some things have got quieter and more peaceful - some more alarming.

Examples of some of our updates this week concern:

  • the continuing crisis facing our dairy farmers
  • information and support pages for those suffering from domestic abuse and those looking out for thm
  • information and what to look out for regarding covid-19 specific scams and frauds and the need to look out for our more vulnerable neighbours
  • ideas about current and future food supply - how some things may change
  • lots more links to different organisations providing sector specific support and information
  • information and support for rural businesses
  • new pages for poetry and theology/ethics

But all our different pages have been updated in some way, so please do browse.

Please use the information in these pages to inform your prayers, to help understand some particular issues people may be facing and where you are aware of people struggling to signpost them to organisations and information that may be able to help them.

As always please do let me know of any articles, prayers, poems or subjects you would like me to include by emailing me at

You can also follow us on Twitter @devoncrf

Some over-arching sources of information and support are below:

Arthur Rank Centre "Together Apart" Hub will support us all through the coronavirus crisis. The hub is an excellent resource for rural Christians and churches everywhere and includes sections on:

  • Government and Denominational Advice and Guidance
  • Farming and Agricultural Support, Information and Resources
  • Practical Action and Providing Support
  • Practical Resources, Guidance and Advice
  • Resources for children, families and all-age gatherings
  • Worship Resources
  • Weekly Reflections

For Anglicans in Devon you can find the diocescan support pages here

The Methodist Church Coronavirus pages can be found here

We pray that all our communities and churches may know the love of God during these uncertain times and be blessed in all they are doing for each other.

Rev'd Penny Body (formerly Dobbin) (secretary Devon Churches Rural Forum)

page updated 17th April 2020

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