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Resources from Germinate, The Arthur Rank Centre

Since 1972 Germinate: The Arthur Rank Centre, an ecumenical Christian charity, has served both the spiritual and practical needs of the rural community through a programme of community and social projects, resourcing and training.

Accessible Welcome

Accessible welcome is a resource to help churches work towards ensuring that their building and their worship are accessible to all. To get ideas for possible adaptations to their church, a group decided to spend a day visiting good examples. The group included Ted, a long-term member who was a wheelchair user. During the day, the group began to see things through Ted's eyes, and became determined to change things so that their friend Ted could feel comfortable in their building. What had begun as a way of complying with legislation had become an exercise in true hospitality.

Germinate Conference 2018

Through key note speakers, case studies and workshops, the 2018 Germinate Conference explored what it means for rural Christians to do more than belong to their churches and communities. Missed the conference? You can catch up here.

Save the date:
Wednesday 15 May 2019
Salt, Light and Feet of Clay: Celebrating the ministry of lay people
Bookings opening soon!

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