Rural Contacts and Information

Revd Andrew Webb – Superintendent of the Skipton & Grassington Circuit
Tel: 01756 691057

GERMINATE: The Arthur Rank Centre

An ecumenical Christian charity serving both the spiritual and practical needs of the rural community through a programme of community and social projects, resourcing and training. The website has a list of resources and training opportunities.

Sarah Hulme,
National Rural Mission and Ministry Officer for the Methodist Church

Tel: 020 7467 5285

Sarah works collaboratively with rural leaders to expand a confident and vibrant Christian presence in rural communities. She works ecumenically with colleagues at the Arthur Rank Centre and also with the Joint Public Issues Team to advocate for the complex social issues these diverse rural communities face.

Community First Yorkshire

A regional body which works with voluntary and community organisations, social enterprises and rural communities across North, South and West Yorkshire. They are an independent charity formed from a merger between Rural Action Yorkshire and the North Yorkshire & York Forum.

Yorkshire Churches Rural Business Support

Yorkshire Churches Rural Business Support’s main day-to-day activity is focused on supporting chaplains in the auction marts of Yorkshire. They also aim to support research and projects addressing rural issues in which churches could have an impact.

Support for Farmers and those working in Agriculture

The Farming Community Network

A voluntary organisation and charity that supports farmers and families within the farming community through difficult times.

Addington Fund

Providing homes for farming families having to leave the industry and emergency grants in times of hardship.

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution

A grant making charity that supports members of the farming community facing need, hardship or distress.

Articles linked to the Rural Farming Community:

Farmer leads the way in Climate Crisis

Interview with John Dawson about the joys and challenges of farming life

“‘Farming is a dirty word now’”: the woman helping farmers navigate a grim, uncertain future” from The Guardian