2019 Conference Programme

The fifteenth National Conference for Rural Catholics takes place from Monday 25 February 2019 – Wednesday 27 February 2019. It will be held at the Sarum College, 19 The Close, Salisbury, SP1 2EE.

The full conference programme can be found below:

Monday 25 February

Time Details
15:30 Arrivals and Coffee
16:00 The View from Parliament – Neil Parish MP, Chairman, EFRA Parliamentary Committee
17:00 TBC
17:45 Evening Prayer
18:15 Dinner
20:00 The Rural Post Office – Ed Rigg (Tisbury PO)
21:15 Compline

Tuesday 26 February

Time Details
08:00 Morning Prayer & Mass – St Osmund’s
08:30 Breakfast
09:30 Sarum College’s pastoral training programme for rural ministry – The Rev. Paul Burden
10:30 Coffee
11:00 The Changing World of Farm Machinery – Colin Smart, MD Smart Agricultural Services Ltd. (John Deere & JCB)
12:30 MDO
12:45 Lunch
14:00 Fish Farm visit, guided tour of Salisbury, or leisure.
16:00 Coffee
16:30 TBC
17:45 Evening Prayer
18:15 Dinner
20:00 Bruce Tozer: Agricultural Finance & the Environment
21:15 Compline

Wednesday 27 February

Time Details
08:00 Morning Prayer & Mass – St Osmund’s
08:30 Breakfast (please vacate your room by 9.30)
09:30 Lord Talbot, The Paper Farmer
10:30 Coffee
11:00 David Waters: Reintroducing the Great Bustard to Wiltshire
12:00 Business Meeting
12:30 Angelus and lunch