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Through key note speakers, case studies and workshops, the 2018 Germinate Conference will explore what it means for rural Christians to do more than belong to their churches and communities. Both inspiring and practical, the day will bring together individuals, churches, agencies and networks involved in rural mission and ministry.

Keynote speakers

The Rt Revd Dr David Walker, Bishop of Manchester

Bishop David is the President of the Rural Theology Association, Bishop of Manchester and the author of God’s Belongers: How people engage with God today and how the church can help.

Revd Claire Maxim, CEO, Germinate

Claire is Germinate’s new CEO. Formally a rural rector, with a business and engineering background, she brings a wealth and breadth of experience of what it means to belong in and to a variety of contexts.