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7th May - Hidden Voices Training evening - help end Modern Slavery in Devon and Cornwall - Ivybridge Methodist church - for details and booking see poster here

15th May Salt, Light and Feet of Clay: Celebrating the ministry of lay people 10am-2pm, King’s Park Conference Centre, Northampton. Speaker: George Dunn, CEO, Tenant Farmers Association. Tickets: £15 (until 31 March then £20). Find out more on the Germinate website page here

15th May - Concert - LYRA will be performing at St. Michael & All Angels Church, Stockland on the evening of 15th May. They are a small, mainly “Acappella” vocal ensemble, although they perform some solo songs with piano accompaniment, and were founded in St. Petersburg, Russia. The group consists of 4 members that are educated either as opera singers or choir conductors in St. Petersburg Conservatory. Tickets will shortly be on sale throughout the Five Alive Mission Community.

24th May - Hidden Voices Training evening - help end Modern Slavery in Devon and Cornwall - Tiverton - for details and booking see poster here

9th June Open Farm Sunday - see the LEAF website for more information

8th and 9th July - Hidden Voices 2 day workshop at Buckfast Abbey - Help end Modern Slavery in Devon and Cornwall - for poster and booking see here

13th July - DCRF Farm Visit - Dartington Hall Farm. Tour of the farm and estate, hear direct from the farmer about the farm and farming issues, visit the dairy and the processing plant. Download poster here. To book please email penelopedobbin@outlook.com

14th July 2019 - Rural MIssion Sunday "Live the Life" Rural Mission Sunday is an annual event celebrating the work of small rural churches. Get involved by holding a special service at your church or in your community. Keep an eye on the Germinate page for new information - or look at resources from previous years for ideas.

23-27 September 2019, Lee Abbey - Faith and the Future of the Countryside - This conference will explore the rapidly changing face of the countryside in England and the role that the Church can play in shaping it. Drawing on the experience and insights of the delegates, it will provide an opportunity to think together about a wide range of rural subjects, including the environment, agriculture and leisure. In addition there will be input designed to offer spiritual refreshment for the participants. Bookings: leeabbeydevon.org.uk/programme/faith-and-the-future-of-the-countryside/

If you have details of any events or training opportunities please let us know so we can share via the website and newsletter – as always via info@devonchurchesruralforum.org.uk

12th October 2019 - 10 am to 1 pm followed by shared lunch, Teign Valley Community Hall, Christow. "A Year of Rural Worship: God in Farm, Field and Village" - a DCRF workshop in conjunction with the Farming Community Network, Growing the Rural Church, Diocese of Exeter Worship, Prayer and Spirituality Group. Develop a seasonal calendar of worship opportunities focused on the farming year, special nature days, family and community celebrations and festivals; receive input from the FCN on their special worship events, share ideas and create new ones and gather together shared resources. For more information download the poster here

Book via email to penelopedobbin@outlook.com with worship workshop in the subject line. No cost, but please bring a packed lunch.

12th October: Beacon Baptist Church, Kilmington, Devon - Rural Ministries Southwest Regional Conference 2019 RE:Generate. For more details on content and wo should attend, and other dates around the country, please see thir webpage here

5th August 2020 - 2.30 pm - DCRF Farm Visit at Rhude Farm near Holsworthy.

For details and to book please email penelopedobbin@outlook.com