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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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  • The ever popular Skittles night and Carvery . Families welcome.
    10 Feb, 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 No charge- donations welcome
  • The Park Gate Inn Meet and Eat Lunch
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, 18 Jan
    Over Peover
    18 Jan, 12:30 – 14:00
    Over Peover, Stocks Ln, Over Peover, Knutsford WA16 8TU, 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.
  • Lakeside Cafe.       Meet and Eat Lunch
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, 27 Jan
    Lakeside Cafe
    27 Jan, 12:30 – 14:00
    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.
  • Coffee house @Rose Farm Meet and Eat
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, 02 Feb
    Tarporley
    02 Feb, 12:30 – 14:00
    Tarporley, John St, Tarporley CW6 0LP, UK
    Take a chance do something different!

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