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?
11/7/18 update (via an email) from Revd. Canon Jenny Tomlinson “The draft Representation Rules which we saw at Synod are potentially very helpful. PCCs only need to meet a ‘sufficient’ number of times a year, and joint councils (team or joint PCC) can have all or some PCC functions/property delegated to them. If I’ve understood … More Options – within the rules – for rural parishes on governance and administration – 11/7 update from Synod added at start