Rural issues

The care and support of the rural and farming communities is part of the work of the Communities & Partnerships Framework.

With the monetary value of Kent’s farming calculated to be worth £6 billion, the county rightfully deserves its reputation as the Garden of England.

We are involved with a number of projects, events and organisations which celebrate and support Kent’s rural communities which include the following:


Rural Business Chaplain

The Diocese now has a new chaplain dedicated to supporting those working in the rural business sectors of Kent and Sussex. The Revd Chris Hodgkins is the first person to hold this position Read more »

Celebrating Harvest

Through the annual County Harvest Thanksgiving Service, and a variety resources, we can help you celebrate and give thanks for the produce of Kent and the work of the rural sector. Read more »