Welcome to Rural Affairs in the Diocese of Newcastle
The Diocese of Newcastle covers the beautiful and deeply rural county of Northumberland, the most sparsely populated area in England. Small rural parts of County Durham and Cumbria are also within Newcastle Diocese.
The countryside is facing many changes and challenges. The Church, present in so many of our small and remote rural villages and hamlets where other services and facilities have vanished, is well-placed to play its part in supporting and strengthening rural community life. It does this most effectively when working in partnership with others.
Churches Together, with significant support from the Diocese of Newcastle, has been present at the County Show since 2008:
From left to right: Robin Gray, Mary Gray, Ven Peter Robinson (Archdeacon of Lindisfarne), Rhoda Curry, Sarah Robinson, and Sir Donald Curry.
The Diocesan Newspaper, the LINK, has a regular rural column.
December 2012 - Information on tree disease and Schmallenberg Virus
The February 2013 column carried details of Farming Help which you can find as a subpage from this page.
The March 2013 issue considered whether we can truly give thanks for our food when we sometims turn a blind eye to the way it is produced.
If you would like to add an item to the Rural Affairs page, please e-mail Dagmar Winter, the Rural Affairs Officer of the Diocese: dagmar[DOT]firstname.lastname@example.org
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