Resources

Worshipping Together: a toolkit for rural churches

Worshipping Together is designed to enable those who worship in rural churches to plan and lead worship that is appropriate for their contexts and doesn’t require the presence or practical involvement of a clergy person. With rural clergy – across the denominations – responsible for larger groups of churches, we know that the involvement of lay people in planning and leading worship is becoming increasingly important.

Accessible Welcome: A toolkit for rural churches

Accessible Welcome, a new resource from Germinate: The Arthur Rank Centre, is designed to help rural churches work towards ensuring that their church – both the building and their worship – is accessible to all.

Open Welcome: A toolkit for rural churches

Open Welcome, a new resource from Germinate: The Arthur Rank Centre, is designed to help rural churches consider how they might use their building to offer welcome and hospitality to those in their community, both residents and visitors.

Divine Inspiration toolkit

A toolkit providing advice on how to effectively open church buildings to visitors.

Divine Inspiration: Unlocking Churches

Divine Inspiration began in July 2006 and was funded by English Heritage. It acknowledged that church buildings were held in trust for all people to explore and enjoy, of all ages and any spiritual persuasion. They are full of potential for learning, heritage, activity other than worship, cultural events and are, most importantly, for sharing.