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Celebrating the Seasons

by Michael Ford last modified 31 Mar, 2021 11:46 AM

The Rural Hope team has arranged a series of webinars, providing service ideas and takeaway tools for each main festival whilst allowing time for participants to share what works well in their own area.

Celebrating the seasons- photo courtesy Pexels

These webinars are open to urban as well as rural parishes/ benefices. We encourage you to invite your local ministry colleagues to join you on the webinars.

NB: Covid restrictions apply, even if not mentioned at the time the resources were produced.

The webinars will take place via Zoom and last 1.5 hours.

The Celebrating the seasons Autumn Programme was as follows:

  • Harvest & Plough Sunday, led by Revd Richard Kirlew (Rural Officer [Chaplain] for Dorset) and Canon Richard Hancock (RFO Dorset)
  • All Souls & Remembrance, led by Claire Horton (RFO Sarum) and Revd Rhona Floate (RFO Wilts). YouTube video here 
  • Advent, led by Revd Janet Smith (ELM Coordinator). YouTube video here 
  • Christmas, led by Revd Margaret Preuss-Higham (RFO Sherborne) and Clare Phillips (Rural Ministry Development Officer). YouTube video here
  • Epiphany, led by Claire Horton (RFO Sarum)
  • Lent, led by Rhona Floate (RFO Wilts) and Margaret Preuss-Higham (RFO Sherborne). YouTube video here
  • Easter, led by Canon Richard Hancock (RFO Dorset) and Canon Janet Smith (Energising Local Ministry Officer for the Diocese). YouTube video coming soon

There are resources here, and a guide to Copyright here.


Further Webinars are held regularly and details can be found in the learning/courses section of the website, accessed by the Learning (orange)Tab above. . 

if you require further information please contact:

Clare Phillips ().

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