As part of the Department for Evangelisation and Discipleship, the Bishops' Conference has a working group that focuses on rural issues.
It would be easy to see the Catholic Church in England and Wales as most visible in our towns and cities, yet many thousands of Catholics attend rural parishes or urban parishes with large rural areas.
The Catholic Church’s Working Group on Rural Issues organises an annual conference to closely and proactively examine the issues of the day. Read more.
If you are a rural Catholic, or your urban parish includes large rural areas, you may like to know more about this rural ministry.
You can contact Father Robert Miller, the CBCEW National Rural Officer. Father Miller is a priest of the Clifton Diocese who serves Sacred Heart in Tisbury, Wiltshire.