Growing the Rural Church

Growing the Rural Church works to resource rural Mission Communities to creatively use their talents and buildings, and to connect with their unique communities and landscapes to develop sustainable futures.

Reintroducing the Growing the Rural Church Project

Part of the

The Diocese of Exeter’s vision for growth includes the Growing the Rural Church Project.  The Project runs for seven years (2017-2023) and is backed by a £1 million grant from the Church Commissioners Strategic Development Fund with additional funding from our Diocesan Synod.


Toolkits and guidance to help churches develop plans for a sustainable future


Resources for churches who want to use their building creatively


Information for people in the community who may be interested in using a church building

Together we can make a difference to the Rural Churches in Devon

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