"What is the `Rural Church Movement' ? Among the basic principles which constitute the essential message of this movement are the following: 1. Man's relation to the soil and to the natural resources of the earth is one of stewardship. 2. The Church has a mission to the Community as well as to the individual Christian. 3. The Rural Ministry can be and often should be a life-long vocation. 4. New ways of ministering to widespread rural areas must be tried in view of changed conditions; and the rural priest needs more adequate support in his work. 5. The Rural Church must play an increasingly important part in the life of the WHOLE Church". "Three Rural Schools or Seminars were held this past Summer . This Bulletin contains an account of each one, in order that the experience of those who took part in the Schools might be shared more widely and also that others might be encouraged to attempt something similar. These are in no sense of the word, formal reports, rather they breathe the atmosphere of the respective schools, one held along the sea-girt shore of Nova Scotia, the other two in agricultural settings in Quebec and Ontario. To these reports, there has been added one of the many papers written by the Rev. Allan Read. It describes the setting of the first Rural Training School but it is especially appropriate because it paints vivid pictures of what can happen to a rural church and its community either for ill or for good". -- Intro., pp. , 2.
Contents: Foreword / W.W. Judd -- Introduction / Leonard F. Hatfield -- Rural Training School Diocese of Nova Scotia / C. Russell Elliott -- Rural Seminar Diocese of Montreal / John Peacock -- Rural Training School Diocese of Toronto / Warren Turner -- A Rural Parish and a Rural Church Program / Allan A. Read -- Rural Films.