Rural Issues

As part of the Department for Evangelisation and Catechesis, the Bishops' Conference has a working group that focuses on rural issues. Sometimes the Church is most visible as a Church of towns and cities yet many Catholics in England and Wales attend rural parishes or urban parishes with large rural areas.

As part of the Department for Evangelisation and Catechesis, the Bishops’ Conference has a working group that focuses on rural issues. Sometimes the Church is most visible as a Church of towns and cities yet many Catholics in England and Wales attend rural parishes or urban parishes with large rural areas.

The Fifteenth National Conference for Rural Catholics takes place 25-27 February 2019, Sarum College, Salisbury. The conference includes includes talks by the MP who chairs the EFRA Parliamentary Committee, The Changing World of Farm Machinery, The Paper Farmer, Rural Post Offices, Re-introducing the Great Bustard and Sarum College’s rural ministerial training programme.