Thirty of the Edmonton diocese's 50 parishes lie outside the City of Edmonton, some in larger centers such as St. Albert and Sherwood Park, and others in smaller towns and communities, from Jasper in the west to Edgerton in the east, to Cold Lake in the north, to Ponoka in the south. 

To connect about rural ministry in the Edmonton diocese, email the Rev. Canon Chelsy Bouwman or visit the Rural Ministry Facebook page.

You can support Rural Ministry through a tax-deductible financial gift. Click the button below, and select "Rural Ministry Initiative" in the drop-down menu.

Please scroll down to see examples of the great news stories coming out of our rural parishes.