Rural Officer Sue Tucker comes from a farming family living in West Devon, much involved with sheep breeding and especially with the Jacob Sheep Society. This interest has also led to her active attendance at farming and agricultural events, where she has been both showing and judging sheep. She is a Reader in the Church of England and is very involved pastorally in her local parish.
Sue works with local churches and communities to encourage active support for Devon’s farmers and growers. She also tackles other rural issues such as affordable housing, community shops, poor transport, sustainable tourism and can advise on greater use of church-owned buildings and land.
Sue Tucker, Diocesan Rural Officer 01822 860177
Useful links and downloads
Farm Crisis Network FCN Helpline: 0845 367 9990
Devon Farm Crisis Network
Devon FCN Website
Arthur Rank Centre
Open Farm Sunday
is a fantastic opportunity for everyone, young and old to enjoy the living, vibrant countryside. Experience the smells of the farmyard and really get in touch with the land that sustains us. Discover at first hand what it means to be a farmer and taste the produce.
For more information and which farms are opening nearest to you please go to the Open Farm Sunday Website and follow the links.
Devon's Living Churchyards (13 July 2013)
If you are interested in wildlife conservation, please come to the Diocese of Exeter's Devon living churchyard's workshop...
Bishop Michael issues call to prayer for farmers (29 April 2013)
Bishop Michael asked all church communities to prayer for farmers on Rogation Sunday...
Prayer for farming on Plough Monday (14 January 2013)
Bishop Michael urges prayers for farmers on Plough Monday...
Order your 2013 Diocesan Calendar (2 October 2012)
The 2013 Calendar is ready to order...
Badgers (2 July 2012)
Badgers dig up human bones in graveyard ...
Dartmoor church welcomes the world (17 May 2012)
A rural church on West Dartmoor is extending its welcome to visitors through the use of a new audio installation....