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Resources for flourishing rural churches and communities

Germinate: The Arthur Rank Centre is an independent ecumenical charity that helps UK rural communities flourish by inspiring, encouraging and equipping local churches. We do this in three distinct but overlapping ways:

  • Church Life: supporting congregations with resources for worship, discipleship and the maintenance and creative use of buildings
    I am always dipping into your worship resources, confident that there will be something new and fresh I can use.
  • Mission: helping communities flourish by equipping rural churches to identify and meet local physical, social and spiritual needs
    Our church members have been keen to find ways to respond to the needs of this rural area and we’ve benefited from excellent help and advice from Germinate: The Arthur Rank Centre
  • Training: developing leaders and church members through training programmes, events, conferences and learning communities
    Energising, creative, inspiring…exciting to be part of this!

Take a look at our wide range of materials designed to support, inspire and help rural churches bring transformation to their communities.

Church Life

Supporting congregations:

Worship – a wide variety of materials for rural worship
Discipleship – resources you can use in your church community
Buildings – resources to help you maintain and get the most out of your building


Helping communities flourish:

Equipping for Rural Mission – a toolkit to help your understand your local congregation and community better
Journey to Faith – rural evangelism training for local churches
Rural Mission Sunday – an annual event celebrating the life of rural churches
Germinate Enterprise – a programme which helps rural communities thrive through enterprise development
Rural Isolation – a practical resource for churches


Developing leaders and church members:

Germinate Leadership – a personal development programme for lay and ordained rural leaders
Rural Ministry Course – a three day course for those new to rural ministry
Germinate Groups – learning communities for rural multi-church groups
Germinate conference – our biennial day conference for all those in rural mission and ministry

Germinate News

Sign up to our monthly e-news for details of our latest resources and sources of funding.

Country Way

Published three times a year Country Way magazine is packed full of real life stories, resources and practical support for rural congregations and clergy.


Masses of individual case studies, ‘how to’ articles, theological reflections, worship resources, papers, etc. Use the powerful search facility to find exactly what you need.

For more information: 

The Arthur Rank Centre
The Rural Innovation Centre, Avenue H Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire CV8 2LG.
024 7685 3060

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