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Upcoming events

29th November 2pm

Applying for a faculty

The Church Buildings and Growing the Rural Church teams will take you through the process of applying for a faculty. We’ll show you how to find the information you need for statements of significance and need, and will discuss some of the pitfalls to avoid.

This webinar will answer the most common questions asked and there will be an opportunity for Q&A on the application process, but not individual applications.

1st December 6.30pm

Preventing crime in rural churches

Join us as two Police Officers from Devon & Cornwall Police give practical advice on how to prevent crime in our rural churches.

We will provide a picture of the ecclesiastical crime we are seeing in Devon, share the work that Devon and Cornwall Police are doing to tackle this, and advise you on crime prevention methods for your church buildings.

Future events

Check Roots & Shoots for dates of future events as they are announced.

How to write a survey

The Growing the Rural Church team will take you through the basic steps to planning and writing an effective survey. This session will cover how to work from your initial research questions through to deciding on appropriate question types and designing your survey.

Consulting your community

This interactive session with the Growing the Rural Church team will guide you through a range of ways to consult your community without sending out a survey. We’ll show you how interactive tools can be used and adapted to help you reach a wide range of demographics within your community.

Work Hubs

Devon Work Hubs will share the work of the team, and look at what is involved in offering your church building as a work hub. The Growing the Rural Church team will then think about what that might mean for you, and signpost you to resources and support available to help you set up a work hub in your building.

The Creativity sessions

These three informal sessions will get those creativity muscles working, provide some challenges to have some fun with and generate some ‘out of the box’ thinking and possibilities. Likely to be slightly chaotic. Come with an open mind and prepared to laugh.

*Not just for people who think they are creative (Spoiler alert – We are all creative!)

Session 1: What if…?
Session 2: Potentially Adventury
Session 3: Provocations and Restrictions



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