CW78: Growing together in mission and ministry

Churches in rural areas feel so different in many ways today from how they were 50 years ago. Parishioners in some areas of Worcestershire still remember when their vicar rode around the village on his horse, visiting every household, knowing each person by name. Now a typical vicar often has responsibility for ten churches and races around the country lanes in her car, desperately trying to squeeze in another service, seemingly never having time to stop and really listen.