Work with Us

How we work

The Growing the Rural Church project team works alongside individual churches and mission communities to support you to identify ways in which you can develop sustainable missional, community, commercial or cultural uses for your church buildings which will benefit your whole community.

We are supported in our work throughout Devon by a number of partner organisations who bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to help churches to find the best outcome for their church buildings.  You can find out more about who we work with on our Partners page.

We can support you to develop a range of different approaches, such as Friends Groups or Trusts, enterprise initiatives or other specialist uses like making the most of your tourism opportunities.  Read more about the range of opportunities here.

We work alongside other diocesan officers and local organisations to provide information about best practice approaches, resources and training as locally as we can to you.  Find out what is currently available on our Resources and Training page.

Express your interest

If you think your church or mission community might be interested in working with Growing the Rural Church, you can express your interest by completing an Expression of Interest form, or ring us to have an informal conversation.  We’d love to hear from you.

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Growing in prayer, Making new disciples, Serving the people of Devon with joy
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