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Book of the Month June 2022

Date added: 01 June 2022

How Village Churches Thrive

A Practical Guide

Edited by Robert Atwell

How Village Churches Thrive

This inspiring and practical handbook draws on the wisdom of a wide variety of practitioners in ten key areas that enable village churches to flourish:

1) Extending a warm welcome
2) Making the most of Life Events
3) Using buildings creatively
4) Caring for God's Acre
5) Being the heartbeat of the community
6) Celebrating our heritage
7) Cultivating fruitful festivals
8) Welcoming more children
9) Reaching the isolated and lonely
10) Communicating effectively

Packed with practical advice and inspiring case studies, How Village Churches Thrive will encourage and increase confidence in all who work or worship in a village church.

All the contributors are active in supporting the growth of rural churches through their roles in the Church of England or through organizations such as the Arthur Rank Centre, the Churches Conservation Trust, Caring for God's Acre and Praxis.

"A treasure and a tonic for anyone who loves and supports the church in their village" Archbishop Justin Welby

The Authors

Edited by Robert Atwell

Robert Atwell is the Bishop of Exeter and the current Chair of the Church of England's Liturgical Committee. He is the compiler of Celebrating the Saints, Celebrating the Seasons, and three anthologies of readings for special occasions: Gift, Love and Remember. His other books include Spiritual Classics from the Early Church, The Contented Life and The Good Worship Guide: Leading liturgy well. He is a co-author of the Pilgrim course.

Foreword by Hugh Dennis

Contributors include:

Gill Ambrose

Helen Bent

Nick Edmonds

Sandra Millar

9781781402191 £9.99   Church House Publishing 30th June 2022




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