August 25, 2015



The Canadian Rural Church Network (CRCN) is an organization of persons (lay and clergy)
who have a passion for enhancing the quality of life in rural communities...

believing that feelings of isolation and despair can be overcome
when people of the land gather to share stories about positive possibilities.


The Vision of the Canadian Rural Church Network is to be a supporting network for rural church and rural community development in Canada.  Through the internet and modern communications, ecumenical partners are able to:

  • Support each other.
  • Help articulate the rural story and spiritual values.  
  • Affirm the Church's role at the heart of small communities.
  • Exchange information and resources across Canada and around the world.
  • Advocate on behalf of the rural perspective.
  • Reflect the importance of community values in a global society.

Country Preacher's Notes

Reflections on the deep spiritual hunger and rich spiritual heritage that surrounds us in our rural communities – with Joyce Sasse



The International Rural Churches Association

The CRCN is associated with the International Rural Churches Association. IRCA is a network of rural Christians from around the world. Members seek to support one another as they connect the gospel and rural life in their various contexts.


Centre for Rural Community Leadership and Ministry

CiRCLe M equips rural clergy and congregations for a deeper and more vital engagement with their communities. We (the CRCN) share our newsletter and a common love for rural churches with CiRCLe M.




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Discussion Forum on Rural Issues

The International Rural church Association invites people with rural concerns to join an international discussion forum. You may wish to add your thoughts on topics of interest to rural churches. Sign up as a member and log in. Click here