Rural Contacts and Information

Rural mission contactsDISTRICT RURAL LEAD
Revd Andrew Webb - Superintendent of the Skipton & Grassington Circuit
Tel: 01756 691057   Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

The role of the National Rural Officer is:

  • to support and encourage the mission and ministry of rural churches
  • to advocate for rural churches within the denominations
  • to be an advocate on rural issues within the churches and wider society

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel: 02476 853081

Community First Yorkshire is 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. Key areas of their work are:

  • offering support, training, events and resources on everything affecting life in a rural area
  • help with funding, running community buildings, and staying up to date with the latest legislation
  • Assisting with the implementation of Community Led Plans, which identify the strengths and weaknesses of an area and plan the future of community development work.


The Farming Community Network (FCN) is 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.

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