CW84: Coronavirus rural roundup

Like everyone else, we at the Arthur Rank Centre didn’t expect to find ourselves trying to work in the middle of a pandemic this Spring. As government advice was published, we worked from home and became proficient in using Zoom, particularly so that we could continue our office custom of having coffee together at 11am. This social time has been a blessing, particularly for those on the team who live alone.

Easter 2020: Rural Reflections – Easter Sunday

‘I decided to write a Rural Reflection based on using the daily exercise walk. For those of us in rural areas, a walk in the countryside has the potential for offering spiritually wellbeing as well as mental and physical. This is at the heart of the reflections.’


This resource has been submitted by Revd Janet Nicholls, Rural Adviser & Agricultural Chaplain, Diocese of Chelmsford

Holy Week reflections: Easter Sunday

Reflections on Holy Week from Revd Elizabeth Clark, National Rural officer for the Methodist and United Reformed Churches, and Revd Claire Maxim, CEO of the Arthur Rank Centre.

Good Friday all-age service outline

A service outline for an all-age Good Friday service.

Good Friday Activity

A prayer activity that can be used during a Good Friday service or as a separate meditation.

Easter school service outline

An Easter service to be used in a school, explaining the Easter story from Palm Sunday to Easter Day. Could also be used as an all-age or children’s service.

Easter Poem

An extract from an Easter poem that can also be used as a prayer and response.

Easter Hymns

A selection of hymns that can be used in Easter services.

Easter Day Communion service outline

A service outline for a traditional Easter Day Communion

Easter Day reading

A reading for Easter day in a rural setting. This may also be suitable for harvest.