Harvest 2017 – Making farming real

Farming always faces both problems and opportunities. But the current situation has produced new and particularly challenging issues and uncertainties. In a recent letter to church leaders, ACF Chairman, John Plumb, and National Coordinator, Christopher Jones, MBE explain these and set out some important ways forward. To read their letter click here. Read more [...]

ACF, Derbyshire – upcoming events

Agricultural Christian Fellowship, Derbyshire - events for 2017 Theme for the Year: “THANKFULNESS” Saturday 1st July, 7.30pm at Thorpe Farm, Hathersage – the home of “Hope Valley Ice Cream”. Courtesy of the Marsden family they will host our annual Farm Walk & BBQ. Rev Richard Towle, Methodist Minister for the Hope Valley will share a gospel challenge Friday 13th October, 7.30pm at Millennium Hall, Hulland Ward. This will be our annual Harvest Supper event. Graham Hinds will Read more [...]

The future of farm policy in Britain

"Farming is currently experiencing many difficulties and the recent history of the Farming Community Network (FCN) makes their impact very clear", say members of Agricultural Christian Fellowship. "Any sudden cessation of support or further hiatus in its administration would have a very major effect on farming", and it is a ''relief that the government has announced some immediate continuity...  as we as we go on to think about what the longer term policy might be". Read the full article Read more [...]

ACF events, 2016

This year, we are planning a number of smaller meetings in different localities rather than one formal conference.  These will be on the basis of asking people to bring sandwiches and contribute informally to the cost.  If you are not an ACF member we will invite you to join with a reduced first years subscription. Details below. Bath, Wednesday 21st September 2016 11am to 3.30pm at St Bartholomew’s Church Centre, 1 King Edward Rd, Bath, BA2 3PB    Tel: 01225 427 428. Meeting Administrator’s Read more [...]

ACF Update for May 2016

Goodbye to the Retiring Chairman and Welcome to the New Chairman The previous Chairman, Peter Carruthers, was nicknamed by the Committee Dr Clarity and with good reason. Graham Hinds who is now retiring might be described as Mr Steady. In a measured way he is totally consistent and reliable. He does not set the world on fire but he keeps the fire alight. He has started and leads a local ACF group in Derbyshire, capable of drawing together up to a 100 people. He has been the county's Agricultural Read more [...]