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Our Mission

Helping and Valuing the whole Farming Community.
A free confidential service offering a listening ear, practical help, and care to the whole farming community, in a non-judgemental way.

What we do

Cheshire Agricultural Chaplaincy Team covers the whole of Cheshire & Wirral offering 24:7 support to the farming community with a listening ear for as long as required, pastoral support and ability to bring in supporting agencies when required.
 
Majority of people seen by the team are suffering from depression, mental health issues or financial difficulties. Team members apart from visiting individual farms, attend local livestock markets, local agricultural shows and preside at church services.
 
Farming as an occupation has one of the highest rate of suicide, many farmers are suffering with difficult issues like financial pressure, isolation, adverse weather conditions, family disputes, government regulations and inspections, administration, poor harvests & livestock disease all combined with long hours of work. All this contributes to serious levels of hopelessness and depression, some thinking of self-harm.
 
As farmers and Pastors, we are uniquely placed to deliver this support understanding the language of farming and the issues farmers face. We are available to farmers and all allied workers in the industry.
 
With our association with FCN & RABI we are the only organisation offering this much needed service to the farmers in Cheshire.

Supporting Farmers

Are you working in the farming community or know someone who needs help and would like to talk to our team?

Call our helpline - 07967 559 594

Email - talk@agchap.com

or complete the contact form

Our service is free, confidential and we will provide the guidance and support needed.

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Forthcoming Events

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  • Lakeside Cafe.       Meet and Eat Lunch
    Lakeside Cafe.       Meet and Eat Lunch
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, 31 May
    Lakeside Cafe
    31 May 2024, 12:30 – 14:30
    Lakeside Cafe, Manor Wood, Mill Ln, Coddington, Chester CH3 9EN, UK
    31 May 2024, 12:30 – 14:30
    Lakeside Cafe, Manor Wood, Mill Ln, Coddington, Chester CH3 9EN, UK
    Meet and Eat lunches For farmers,agricultural workers,retired or still working ,their families or ancillary Ag trades. Come along if you enjoy good food and a chat with like minded people.
  • The ever popular Skittles night and Carvery . Families welcome.
    The ever popular Skittles night and Carvery . Families welcome.
    Fri, 02 Feb
    The Bickerton Poacher
    02 Feb 2024, 19:00
    The Bickerton Poacher, Wrexham Rd, Bulkeley, Malpas SY14 8BE, UK
    02 Feb 2024, 19:00
    The Bickerton Poacher, Wrexham Rd, Bulkeley, Malpas SY14 8BE, UK
    Will the cows or the pigs win or will they be beaten by the hens or the sheep? How will the ducklings (children's team) fair? You won’t know unless you are there and taking part! Bickerton Poacher @7.00 for7.30 start
  • Retro Disco
    Retro Disco
    Fri, 29 Mar
    Crewe
    29 Mar 2024, 20:30 – 30 Mar 2024, 20:30
    Crewe, Crewe CW4 8DS, UK
    29 Mar 2024, 20:30 – 30 Mar 2024, 20:30
    Crewe, Crewe CW4 8DS, UK
    Who doesn't have fond memories of a yfc do of old? if so come and join us in reliving 80's, 90's and 00's . call up those friends you've not seen in ages and come make a night of it with us. We are aiming this at 30+ age group so come and join in the fun.

Thank you to our sponsors

Supporting our team

Please help us to raise funds to support more educational and outreach projects by Cheshire Agricultural Chaplaincy.

To donate please email sponsors@agchap.com    Or download this form 

Golden Wheat Sponsorship Scheme

By sponsoring Cheshire Agricultural Chaplaincy you help ensure we maintain a vibrant farming community in Cheshire. Farming is the most dangerous occupation in the country and is most vulnerable to suicide and depression, your support allows us to work with our farmers through these difficult times.

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