2015 Conference Programme

The 11th National Conference for Rural Catholics takes place in Lancashire at the Best Western Country Hotel and Golf Club, Garstang, between 9 – 11 February 2015.

The full conference programme can be found below or use the link to download:

Programme: 2015 Conference

Monday, 9 Feb

Time Description Speaker
4pm Register and cuppa
4:30pm Talk: The View from the Farm Gate John Webster – Agricultural Journalist
5:30pm Evening Prayer
6pm Dinner
7:30pm Talk: The World of Forestry
9pm Night Prayer

Tuesday, 10 Feb

Time Description Speaker
7:30am Morning Prayer and Mass
8:15am Breakfast
9:15am Talk: Care Farming – an expanding movement but what is it?
10:00am Coffee
10:30am The Bishops’ Conference Home Mission Desk and the Rural Parish Clare Ward
Noon Midday Office
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Visit – details being finalised
5:30pm Evening Prayer
6pm Dinner
7:30pm Talk: Fracking – coming to a site near you?
9pm Night Prayer

Wednesday, 11 Feb

Time Description Speaker
7:30 Morning Prayer and Mass
8:15 Breakfast
9:15 Talk: Community Hospitals – the current picture
10am Coffee (please vacate your room)
10:30am CaFE: resources for small groups of Catholics in rural parishes
11:30am Business Meeting
12:30pm Lunch and depart