"For three years the Executive Committee of the Council for Social Service has been pressing the Executive Council of General Synod or (in 1949 General Synod itself, for some Canadian-wide policy to enliven and strengthen our rural Church work. .... What is the problem ? It is to create a rural-minded clergy, happy and content in their work, properly supported, ready to minister in rural areas for most or all of their active ministerial years. The problem is also to focus the attention of all members of Synod on the Church in rural areas so that they will honour the rural workers, see that they are adequately supported, and that, for example, their children are given an equal chance at education with their city cousins. It is primarily a psychological and a spiritual problem, nothing less than to help the rural parish and its leaders to help themselves and to lend a new tone to the rural Church ministry. This Bulletin is devoted chiefly to the two day Conference held at St. John's College, Winnipeg, September 12-13  under the auspices of a Committee of the Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert's Land. That Conference was a success. It was informative and inspirational and we believe it will prove to be a forward step in the march toward the attainment of a General Synod policy on rural Church affairs". -- Foreword.
Contents: Foreword / W.W. Judd -- Provincial Conference, Rupert's Land : What Our Sister Church in the United States is Doing in Rural Work / Maxwell Brown -- The Rural Church and its Sociological Environment / Allan Read -- Book, Periodicals and Pamphlets Suggested by / John Peacock -- Committee Findings -- Addendum : A Plough Sunday Service -- Pertinent Books in The Council's Library.
The following note appears at the head of the Plough Sunday Service: "NOTE: This form of service was prepared by the Church of England Council for the Church and Countryside. We point out that there is no authority in the Prayer Book for its use but authorization might be obtained from local diocesan authority as necessary".