Wigton Methodist are part of Cumbria Agricultural Chaplaincy. Most sale days we have chaplains available in the Wigton Auction Mart to chat with staff, farmers and members of the wider agricultural community.
As a predominantly rural county, the farmers lie at the heart of our communities. the beautiful lakes are photogenic partly down to the farmers and livestock who manage the fells, farms are the source of our food and they are often overlooked. In this context, farming is an extremely stressful walk of life, with a high number of suicides. It is for this reason that churches across Cumbria have been offering a chaplaincy service to many within the agricultural sector.