2018 Conference


The fourteenth National Conference for Rural Catholics takes place from Monday 5 February 2018 – Wednesday 7 February 2018. It will be held at the Best Western Country Hotel, Garstang, Lancashire PR3 1YE.


The Programme includes:

  • A panel on Brexit and the Rural Economy (CLA Director Christopher Price, ADHB Chair Sir Peter Kendall, HSBC’s Gordon Whitford);
  • Laudato Si (Prof K Kilby, Bede Professor of Catholic Theology – Durham);
  • The Vocation of the Agricultural Leader (Fr Rob Taylerson, Religious Adviser, archdiocese
    of Birmingham).
  • A presentation on Statistics of Rural Catholic Parishes in England & Wales.
  • A conference visit to a potato farm.


Full board £245 per person (including non returnable deposit of £100); 1 night D, B&B £80; half-day including lunch or dinner £25.


You can download a booking form for the conference below:

2018 Conference booking form


For further information contact the CBCEW National Rural Officer, Fr Robert Miller