Pilgrimage highlighted rural challenges, kindness of parishioners

By Gisele McKnight June 20, 2018 This year’s pilgrimage in the Archdeaconry of Woodstock saw the pilgrims never wander too far from the St John River. Here they walk from Hartland to Florenceville-Bristol. Photo: Submitted   (Republished with permission from the diocese of Fredericton eNews.) The consecration of a church and two confirmation services were … Continue reading “Pilgrimage highlighted rural challenges, kindness of parishioners”

Allen T. Stanton: What can the rural church offer a declining community? Hope

Photo illustration Bigstock / Arrant Pariah / Rubio By Allen T. Stanton Rural church fellow, Institute for Emerging Issues Many rural communities face decline. The church has a unique ability to stand in the hard realities and still preach hope, writes a rural pastor. Tuesday, May 30, 2017 About a year and a half ago, … Continue reading “Allen T. Stanton: What can the rural church offer a declining community? Hope”