17 Feb A little update…

It’s nearly springtime!

Firstly, I want to say an overdue, and enormous ‘Thank You’ to all those who travelled from around the country to celebrate with us at Derby Cathedral at the end of November. We were nearly overwhelmed by your support for us, and are thankful for your ongoing enthusiasm for the work going forward. If you weren’t able to join us, you can see some of the images here.

We were also thankful for the opportunity to celebrate the support of others, the work of our small team and the vision that we are working towards. Now, however, the really hard work starts, and so we are working at Highfields Farm with the Hosking and Welsh families to plan out how the future will look – but we are enjoying exploring that reality together!

Jane our CEO has confirmed her training location, and will be taking up an unpaid position as a minister in Derby under the watchful eye of Tony Luke and Beth Honey. She will have a placement at the Trent and Derwent group of Parishes (http://www.trentderwentparishes.org/) with Tony, while joining Beth working in a role that is best described as ‘community chaplaincy’ in the Derby area. She will be ordained in Derby Cathedral later this year.

We’re also out and about meeting people all around the UK who share our passion for mentoring young people in practical skills, so if you know anyone with a similar project or passion, then please do put them in contact with us.

So things continue to move ahead slowly but steadily, and we look forward to being in a position to share more exciting news with you over the weeks to come.

At our heart, you find a team of Christians passionate about seeing change in the world, and young people having a new hope. If you share our faith & would like to pray for us then please do sign up here.
A huge thank you to our friends Tom and Lizzie at Tom Redman photography, who documented our launch event at the Cathedral and photographed some lads at the farm. Check out their amazing work here.
We are recruiting!

On the 20th February applications close for a new part time administrator. If you’re interested in finding out more about this or other posts, have a look at the ‘work with us’ page on our website.

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13 Nov An exciting announcement!

Along with celebrating our birthday later on this month, we have two pieces of very exciting news to announce.


Firstly, we have a beautiful new website designed by our friends at Wapisasa which we hope will allow you to find out more about us, and keep in touch with us more easily.


Most importantly though, we’re delighted to say that we’ve found our first home.  From the summer of 2015 we’ll be making Highfields Farm, of Happy Hens fame, the place where we’ll see our vision for a transformed generation of young people in the East Midlands start to become a reality.


We’ve been so thankful to get to know the Hosking and Welsh families, and there will be lots of information to share over the coming months, including course details, volunteering opportunities and our vision for the site.


If you’d like to know more information, our press release is below. Click on the link below to open it.



PRESS RELEASE – 13 November 2014


We’re so excited for all that is ahead, and we look forward to keeping you informed. Use the ‘Stay in touch‘ page on our website to sign up for our mailing list.

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14 Oct It’s our birthday – come and celebrate with us!

In a few weeks we’re going to be celebrating a whole year since our first Trustees meeting – and what a year it’s been!


To mark this anniversary, we’re having a Service of Thanksgiving at Derby Cathedral, and we’d like to invite you to celebrate with us on the 29th November at Derby Cathedral at 7pm. Everyone is invited.
There will be Champagne and canapes served in the cathedral afterwards.
It would be really helpful if you could RSVP to let us know you can make it at www.ruachbirthday.rsvpify.com



The Cathedral is about a mile from Derby train station and about a 20 minute walk. A taxi rank is available at the station, and the number ‘6’ bus runs regularly to the city centre leaving about a 5 minute walk up to the Cathedral.
The Cathedal postcode is DE1 3GP.



The closest parking is off St Micheal’s Lane. There is no postcode that will get you right there! The closest is DE1 3HQ, from which you’ll need to turn right onto Queen Street, and then immediately right onto St Micheal’s Lane.



We know that many of you are travelling considerable distances to be with us, and with very few trains running late on a Saturday night, we’ve negotiated a deal with the local Jury’s Inn, a mere 5 minute walk from the cathedral. At the moment it’s cheapest to book direct with the hotel:
However, it’s worth keeping  an eye on comparison sites, as the rates do change.

We look forward to celebrating with you!

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