"Canadian Anglicans in recent years have been making a significant contribution to International Conferences of Rural Church Life, and the year 1956 was no exception in this respect. The only Canadian members of the International Travel Seminar and Conference at Bossey were Anglicans. Canadian participation was made possible by the generous co-operation and support of the Town and Country Church Division of the Episcopal Church, which together with the Council for Social Service, made it possible for two delegates, the Reverend Dr. S.H. Prince, of Halifax, and the Reverend H.B. Barrett, of the Anglican Theological College of British Columbia, to attend. .... Similarly, the Anglican group from Canada were the only substantial representation from outside the United States at the St. Louis Rural Church Conference held in October last year. The reports of the two Canadian delegates to Bossey constitute the main body of material in this Bulletin. We are grateful for these reports. They provide helpful insights concerning rural life overseas and many useful suggestions for our Canadian Church and its Rural Church Programme." -- Intro.
Contents: Introduction / Leonard F. Hatfield -- The Church and Rural Life I : An account of the 1956 International Conference at the Ecumenical Institute, Chateau de Bossey, Switzerland, with some findings of a preliminary survey of Rural Europe / Samuel Henry Prince -- The Church and Rural Life II : A personal report of the Study Tour in Europe August 1-27; Conference at Bossey August 29-September 4, 1956 / H.B. Barrett -- The Rural Church in the News / Leonard F. Hatfield -- Recent Additions to the Council's Library.