2017 Conference Programme

The Thirteenth National Conference for Rural Catholics takes place in Sarum College, 19 the Close, Salisbury, SP1 2EE. The conference takes place 13 – 15 February 2017.

The full conference programme can be found below:

Monday, 13 Feb

Time Description Speaker
4:00pm Arrivals and Coffee
4:30pm Talk: The View from the Farm Gate  The Rev Canon Martin Shallcross
5:45pm Evening Prayer
6:15pm Dinner
8:00pm  Talk: Specialist Seeds and their uses David Bright – Bright Seeds.
9:15pm Compline

Tuesday, 14 Feb

Time Description Speaker
8:00am Morning Prayer & Mass – in St Osmund’s Church – minutes’ walk away
8:30am Breakfast
9:30am Talk: Whence & Whither the grain? Simon Prior on import & export
10:30am  Coffee Break
11:00am Talk: The Rural Deacon Deacon Michael Hughes of Plymouth Diocese
12:30pm Mid-day Office
12:45pm Lunch
2:00pm A choice of free time or
2:00pm Visit: A Guided Walk round Salisbury or
2:00pm Visit: A Visit to a Watercress Farm
4:00pm  Coffee Break
4:30pm Talk: The Rural Headteacher
5:45pm Evening Prayer
6:15pm Dinner
8:00pm Talk: The Rural GP Dr Patrick Craig-McFeely & Dr Sally Hayes
9:15pm Compline

Wednesday, 17 Feb

Time Description Speaker
8:00am Morning Prayer & Mass – in St Osmund’s Church – minutes’ walk away
8:30am Breakfast
Please Vacate your room by 09:30am
9:30am Talk: Ticks and Mosquitos Alex Vaux: Medical Entomologist Medical Entomology & Zoonoses Ecology at Porton DownRacing Welfare HQ
10:30am  Coffee Break
11:00am Talk: The Bishops Rural Parishes & Clergy numbers Rt Rev Philip Egan – Bishop of Portsmouth
12:00pm Business meeting and Mid-day Office
12:45pm Lunch & depart

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