Farm open

Here’s a guest post from Revd Janet Nicholls, Rural Adviser and Agricultural Chaplain, Diocese of Chelmsford. The fields in the rural areas of our diocese are full of life, vibrancy and potential. After a long harsh winter, crops have fizzed into growth with the warmth of late spring. But can you recognise what’s growing? Do you look … More Farm open

Local Shared Ministry – some ideas from Auckland, New Zealand

The following are extracts taken from this Devon Churches Rural Forum post and the resources it links to. “The Diocese of Auckland has a model of “Local Shared Ministry”.  This idea is apparently around two decades old in its application.  It draws from the work of  of African missionary, Roland Allen, who said “every congregation … More Local Shared Ministry – some ideas from Auckland, New Zealand