Many provided cool sanctuaries during the recent record-breaking temperatures – but they have the potential to play a much more strategic community role.
The strategy sets out 10 key areas "where applying relatively small changes can make a big difference to the revitalisation, recovery and renewal of our village churches, amplifying the efforts that may well be happening already."
The publication comes as many rural churches are facing increasing pressures – financial, demographic and with the upkeep of buildings – to continue as centres of mission and ministry.
Christian Today - Church of England unveils strategy to help its rural churches thrive
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