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Support ARC

 Thank you for your interest in supporting The Arthur Rank Centre and keeping our vital work with the rural Church, its communities and the countryside going.  It is amazing how much we can accomplish with your help! 

Reasons to support us

  • Over 25,000 people access our services every year, which include specific training for rural church and community leaders and the provision of low cost computers
  • We are committed to advocacy, highlighting the needs of rural people to bring about positive change
  • Our work relies entirely on the generous support of individuals, congregations and grant making trusts
  • We provide hundreds of exceptional resources for rural people completely free of charge

donatenow Do you want to know more about what we do?

Download our leaflet here (Adobe Acrobat Format)

Did you know you can help us just by shopping online?

Through Give as you Live, and at no extra cost to you, retailers donate commission to us for every online purchase. The list of stores includes Amazon, Marks and Spencer and most major supermarkets. To get started click here 

Raise money for us for free when you search online!

With Everyclick you can search the web and raise money for us for free! To get started register for a free account here

We want to build excellent working relationships with the trusts and foundations that support us. If you are thinking of funding our work you will find relevant information about the ARC here.

By supporting the ARC with a monthly gift you will help us do more.  Regular giving allows us plan for future and commit to projects that bring lasting transformation to the countryside.    

 Legacies are hugely important to us. With your help we can continue to support and resource rural churches and communities for many years to come.

A gift in memory of a friend or relative can be a wonderful tribute. Here you can find information about how to organise a funeral collection.

We value our major supporters and take time to get to know you individually.  As well as financial help we welcome your expertise and your suggestions can play a key role in shaping our work.   

Join others in giving and praying for the people who live, work and worship in the countryside, and remember the work of the Arthur Rank Centre.

In 2015 we launched Rural Mission Sunday - a real opportunity for churches to celebrate who they are and give thanks for their community. This year the date for RMS is July the 17th, but you can mark this at any time over the summer to suit you and those you work with. This year the theme is 'Sow and Grow' so why not celebrate the seeds you sow as a church?

Sometimes we feel overshadowed in the rural church by larger urban churches. We don't always think that small churches 'do mission'. At the ARC we think differently. We feel passionately about the importance of small churches; we know they do mission and want to celebrate that fact.

 Download your free Rural Mission Sunday 2016 materials below. 

Booklet front cover'Sow and Grow' Worship and Activities Resource

This guide will help you set the scene; construct your own activities using our Bible readings, prayers, ideas for talks to help you Sow, Grow and Celebrate with your community.

Rural Mission Sunday Poster

Rural Mission Sunday Poster 2016

Every celebration needs eyecatching publicity and we've done the hard work for you! Download and print this colourful poster and add your own local details for date, time and place.

Keep Sowing!

Once your celebrations have finished, you might like to look at some of our other resources and ideas to see if they will help you to reflect and move on. You can find some ideas and good practice examples here.

Support the Arthur Rank Centre at the same time!

The Arthur Rank Centre exists to encourage, inspire and equip rural churches as they engage in misson. Our work is entirely funded by donations from individuals and churches. You might like to use your activity as an opportunity to support our work here at The Arthur Rank Centre and as a result  you will enable us to continue to stand alongside and equip rural churches for the tasks they are called to do.

We can send you some giving envelopes for your celebration by  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  with your name, address and the quantity needed; or give us a call on 024 7685 3060.

NOTE: 2015 Rural Mission Sunday material is still available. Please get in touch if you would like us to share this with you.