The Rural Evangelism Network exists to encourage good practise in evangelising the rural communities of the United Kingdom by sharing with one another our understanding and experience of what is appropriate and strategies and processes that  have proved to be effective.  We do this throughregular consultations, conferences, publications, and on the Internet. 


 The Network was established in 1982 and is unique in that it draws together representatives of the Churches (at national and intermediate levels) and representatives of the evangelistic mission agencies that work with rural churches.  It was originally known as the Federation for Rural Evangelism.


Our members meet up periodically either in a conference or regional consultations.  In addition we publich books and papers and are collaborators in the publication of Country Way magazine (see Resources).


The work of the Network is essentially that undertaken by and through the member bodies within the Network.  You will find a list of these under Our Members.


The Rural Evangelism Network is a member of the Churches Rural Group which is a coordinating group of Churches Together in England.  We are also represented on the Churches Group for Evangeliszation.


The Network's constitution can be downloaded from this page.  The work is administered by a Committee appointed by its members.  Currently these are:


Captain Gordon Banks, CA 

Captain Norris Boyland, CA

Rev'd Peter Dakin (Lichfield Diocese)

Rev'd Barry Osborne (Secretary)

Mr Ron Sillards (Fellowship of Evangelists)


Details regarding applications for membership can be found under Our Members. Friends from countries outside the United Kingdom should note that the Network is for UK Churches and organisations only.  See Beyond UK for more information.

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