CRES Residential 2013- Four New Graduates

At the end of each CRES year in September we have the annual residential at Ripon College Cuddesdon nr. Oxford. We include in the residential some lectures, a field trip, and the final year presentations from our graduating students. There are some more photos on Facebook. This is what happened on September 6th & 7th 2013: After coffee on arrival Principal Tutor, Dr. Martin Hodson, gave a lecture on the environmental history of the church. …

CRES Residential 2012

The CRES Annual Gathering at Ripon College, Cuddesdon, Nr. Oxford, was held on September 7th & 8th 2012. Our first session was an Open Forum led by Rev Dr John Reader on “The Future of Rural Schools”. He outlined the Academy scheme and what it might mean for schools, both Church of England schools and others. It looks a possibly worrying time for small rural schools and particularly those who have had previous low Ofsted …

Countrywide Care Spring 2012

A new venture! Christian Rural Concern (CRuC) are one of the partners behind CRES. They produce a journal “Countrywide Care” which they circulate to their members. At their last committee meeting the decision was taken to upload the journal to the CRES web site so that others will be able to read it. This Spring 2012 issue is full of interesting articles, many of which are written by present and former CRES students and staff. They …

CRES Summer Field Trip- July 2012

Every year CRES/CRuC/JRI arrange a summer field trip in a different part of the country. This time we were very grateful to Revd. Tim Fox who arranged this year’s field trip to Bentham in Lancashire on SATURDAY 7 JULY. Our party visited Growing With Grace at Clapham and Looking Well at High Bentham. LOOKING WELL is run by Pioneer Projects (Celebratory Arts) Ltd that “uses the arts and celebration to nurture the whole health of individuals and …