Urban and Rural Support

Urban Support Group

The Diocese supports and resources urban churches, especially parishes with high levels of multiple deprivation. We work alongside parishes and build up opportunities and networks for help and support.

Our Urban support group is made up of clergy of Urban parishes across the diocese. They meet up four times a year to support and encourage each other in their urban ministry.


Rural Support in the Diocese:

Economic factors are placing great strain on many of our farmers whilst the make-up of village communities, the price of housing, and the changing uses of the countryside all contribute to social stresses. As well as finding a voice on community issues, we also need to support the mission of the clergy and parishes. Our Rural Life and Ministry group has been working to ensure that the needs of rural clergy and parishes are met, and that we contribute to meeting the challenges posed as social issues in the countryside.

The Rural steering group - meets to organise events, training, support groups and to ensure that a plan for rural emergencies is in place and that relevant information is communicated. The group consists of clergy and lay people from rural parishes across the diocese and works in conjunction with the Agricultural Chaplain (Sharon Meyer).

Reverend Anne Lawson who is Incumbent at Acton Church is chair of the Rural steering Group and can be contacted via email: revanne@uwclub.net  

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