Ideas and resources for a service to mark Rural Mission Sunday in your church and community, including a prayer from the Archbishop of Canterbury, plus practical hints and tips on how you could make everybody welcome!
An extensive resource containing ideas and suggestions of ways in which you might engage children with themes of hospitality and welcome.
This resource has been compiled for the Arthur Rank Centre by Nicola Grieves. Some materials included in this resources are taken from rootsontheweb.com and are copyright © ROOTS for Churches Ltd 2002-2017. Reproduced with permission.
Additional prayers and an discussion starter based on JRR Tolkein’s The Hobbit!
Poster and invitation templates for you to use to promote your event
A6 postcard portrait
A6 invite with space
A4 poster with space
A3 poster with space
You can print these items yourself or order paper copies from CPO. There will be a small charge to cover the cost of printing and postage.
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A prayer for Rural Mission Sunday
through whose word all things came into being, and by whose
power all is sustained: your creation renews inspires awe and
worship, strengthens us with hope and calls to us to wonder
at your mystery.
We pray that, filled with the Spirit who leads us to Christ, you
would open our eyes to see your gifts and open our hearts
that we may share them with others.
May the churches across our countryside be centres of
community, places of welcome and human warmth, and
channels of the hospitable love offered us in Jesus.
We pray this prayer in His holy name.
Rt Revd Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury