Agricultural and rural life
The Committee for Agriculture and Rural Life (CARL) is a group of people (both ordained and lay) who are knowledgeable and concerned about rural issues and have an interest in working with farmers and other rural groups as an expression of their Christian witness.
The group can support parishes and schools in connecting with farming and the countryside through signposting to resources or providing contacts.
CARL works with rural charities that support farming communities, such as the Farming Community Network, RABI and the Addington Fund and provides chaplaincy at the Livestock Market.
It also works with the national rural church resource organisation, the Arthur Rank Centre and with the local tourism group, Go West, which includes educational initiative, Heritage Knights.
Regular events organised/supported by CARL include;
- County Harvest Festival
- Three Counties Show
- Rogation services