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The Derbyshire Agricultural Chaplaincy is seeking to be more inclusive within the rural sector and portray more accurately the wider work which the chaplaincy undertakes by changing its name to Derbyshire Rural Chaplaincy (DRC).

The chaplaincy project has received a variety of referrals for individuals or families living in and working in the rural economy, but not directly connected to agriculture. Examples are gamekeepers, forestry workers, owners of diversified businesses and rural crafts workers.

According to the Office for National Statistics, tragically, between 2011 and 2018 (an average of 75 people every year) take their own life in skilled agriculture and related trades in England alone. (ONS, October 2019).

Therefore, the chaplaincy will widen its remit enabling it to respond to a broader range of concerns and needs in rural areas, whilst retaining the agricultural community as its key focus.

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