Rural Ministry Conference 2019

hosted by the Anglican Province of Victoria

12 – 15 September 2019
at Rutherford Park Country Retreat, Blampied Victoria (outside Daylesford)

Online bookings open – click here

The Rural Ministry Conference is a new initiative of the Anglican Dioceses in Victoria to assist those who have a role in rural ministry in planning, enabling and doing, both clergy and laity.

The program will involve a high level of participation for all attending and over the three days there will be sessions covering all aspects of rural ministry. Some sessions will be workshops and there will be addresses by the Primate, Archbishop Philip Freier and the Provincial Officer for Victoria, Bishop Andrew Curnow AM. The conference will be facilitated by Bishop Matt Brain, Bishop of Bendigo.

Rutherford Park Country Retreat is situated in the beautiful Spa Country of Central Victoria with breathtaking views and excellent cuisine.

Vacancies are limited and representation from every diocese in Australia is encouraged.

Bookings close Friday, 30 August 2019.

For any questions contact 03 5443 4711 or email

Conference information:
Flyer – Rural Ministry Conference 2019
Program – Rural Ministry Conference 2019
Session Topics – Rural Ministry Conference 2019
Rural Ministry Conference – A message from the Primate
Rural Ministry Conference – Precis of sessions (updated August 2019)

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