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MAJOR BOOST TO THE CAMPAIGN FOR A RURAL STRATEGY:
The Independent Food, Farming & Countryside Commission hosted by the RSA in its report launched on Tuesday 16th July ‘Our Future in the Land’ has added its voice to the calls by the RSN and the House of Lords Select Committee for a comprehensive Rural Strategy (more to follow)

First Church Archdeacon for 'Rural Mission' appointed

Canon Sally Gaze is the first Church of England Archdeacon for Rural Mission to be appointed, according to the Church Times.

The Archdeacon for Rural Mission will help to increase church attendance in rural areas and strengthen community ties. Canon Gaze said she will ‘take risks’ to tackle isolation and loneliness in rural communities.

She continued: ‘Decline in rural Church is like an early warning system for the national Church. It is also part of the same cultural change which has led to a loss of social capital and an increase in loneliness and mental-health issues in rural areas’

Full article:

→ Church Times - Canon Gaze appointed first Archdeacon for Rural Mission

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