Enduring faith through adversity

Sustain member the Agricultural Christian Fellowship's conference will look at the opportunities and challenges of Christian farmers within the context of food and a healthy planet.

Field of flowers. Photo credit: Pexels

Field of flowers. Photo credit: Pexels

In their last conference the Agricultural Christian Fellowship (ACF) explored the basis of Christian Hope. This time they will recall that discussion then go on to look at hopeful, practical farming examples in the lives of some of their members. There is much talk of the need for resilience amongst farmers but the ACF will question resilience to what? Government policy, agri-business, financial pressures, recession, changing diets, international trade, climate change or ageing; or all of these?

Speakers to include

  • The Rev’d Dr Mark Betson, the Church of England Rural Officer and member of the Arthur Rank
    Centre Team
  • Charles Smith, the retiring Chief Executive of the Farming Community Network
  • John Plumb ACF Chairman
  • Adrian Cullis ACF Co-coordinator


Conference date: Thursday 14th November 2019
Timings: 9:45am (ACF Annual General Meeting), 10:30am (ACF Conference) – 4:15pm

Venue: Market Harborough Methodist Church, Northampton Road, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 9HE. 

Cost: Conference fees – for members £25, non-members £30, card carrying students £12. Any non-members joining on the day will enjoy a £5 discount to their annual subscription. 

Lunch will be provided 

How to book: 

  • Via their website: acfhub.com
  • Through Eventbrite
  • by telephone to the ACF Office: 01788 510800
  • By email to cj@agriculturalchristianfellowship.org.uk

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