CW74: I blame the Victorians!

CW61: Learning Across Woodbridge Deanery

Newly appointed as Rural Dean, with a Deanery strapline of Communicate, Co-operate and Collaborate, and a diocesan requirement to produce a deanery plan which embraced discipleship and opportunities for lay people and clergy learning together – LAWD was born.

CW57: Catching the Wave

Gordon Banks, the Church Army’s rural link officer, asks if ‘new monasticism’ could help rural churches in mission and evangelism and reflects on a recently published book.

CW44: A rural Fresh Expression of church

‘I suppose I ought to go to church but I get more out of coming here.’ It was the last session of a Christian basics course in the autumn of 2003. The title of the session was What about the church?

CW50: The changing face of church-planting

On the first Sunday of each month high quality, fresh coffee, tea, croissants and bacon butties are all on the breakfast menu at Haddenham Village Hall in Buckinghamshire.

CW64: Buckland Brewer

When the shop closed in the village of Buckland Brewer the local church became pioneers and created the first community shop hosted by a Methodist church. The new venture is very successful and the church are now looking at ways to complement the shop with other community initiatives.

CW64: From URC to community hub

In June 2013 the small Wiltshire village of Broad Chalke witnessed the strange sight of best-selling author and local resident, Sir Terry Pratchett wielding a sword to cut through a string of sausages tied to the railings outside the United Reformed Church.

CW 74: Fit for Farming

The Teme Valley South Pastoral Team have recently distributed Fit for Farming, a very readable, well-written and informative booklet which covers a wide range of health issues.

CW 74: Germinate Groups in Worcestershire

A number of rural churches in West Worcestershire have been working together in Germinate learning communities.

CW 74: Going for Gold

After ten years of hard work St Catherine’s, Burbage, Leicestershire became the first church in the UK to achieve gold EcoChurch status.