How Village Churches Thrive

Bishop Jane and Archdeacon Catherine are hosting online sessions to share ideas with clergy, laity and volunteers to highlight current issues and encouraging stories from rural churches.

The sessions are based on chapters from the book ‘How Village Churches Thrive’ and are taking place once a month on different dates through 2023. Each meeting is between 6-7pm.

Future dates: 31st May; 28th June; 19th July; 27th September; 25th October; 29th November.

To join, you will need the zoom details here: Join ‘How Village Churches Thrive’ call

  • Meeting ID: 880 0173 8378
  • Passcode: 625288

Bishop Jane would love to be joined by clergy, PCC members, churchwardens, AWAs and anyone supporting the rural church.

If you missed a session and you would like to watch it back, please email

The discussions are based on chapters of the book, ‘How Village Churches Thrive’ which you can buy from Church House publishing here.

To find out more about the book, watch the actor and church enthusiast Hugh Dennis introduce it in this short video.