Benefice of the Future
We will pilot new approaches to rural mission, creating larger benefices to boost internal resources, increasing vibrancy in rural communities.
Take a look at the case studies below and find out how our rural benefices are using the new technology available and how it might help and inspire you too.
North Hampshire Downs
The North Hampshire Downs Benefice offers a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and space where people can discover God for themselves and learn about the Christian way of life.
We launched a new Informal Service at All Saints Church in Odiham, a rural parish in Hampshire, in mid-2014. From the outset this has been a regular weekly service at 11.15am every Sunday morning, with the objective of offering a more informal style of worship than our existing 9.45am Parish Communion and the 8am BCP Communion weekly services. Read more
Avon Valley Partnership
The Avon Valley Partnership benefice are a group of local people of all ages and a variety of backgrounds who are united in our love for Jesus and our desire to serve others. They are comprised of seven churches that lie on the Western edge of the New Forest. The benefice is large and diverse.
Pastrow Benefice - Growing the Family
The small team working in the Pastrow Benefice are looking at implementing Church Desk and starting Fresh Expressions of church.