There’s a thing government does that tests out how policies may impact rural areas and it’s called rural-proofing. The UK government does this because rural areas together count: they are “home to one-fifth of England’s population and a quarter of all registered businesses; they contribute over 16 per cent of England’s economy each year.” But … More Rural-proofing for churches?
Introduction Using internet based research I’ve found surprisingly few resources available to explain what can be done within the current rules. Options available seem to include combining PCCs and roles on them – even if it be via a scheme renewed annually by the relevant PCCs. The Church of England’s Church Representation Rules set out … More Options – within the rules – for rural parishes on governance and administration