Veterinary Christian Fellowship

Date:   21st Feb – 23rd Feb

Location: The House of Bread at The Mill, Burmington, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, CV36 5AF

Speaker :Claire Gibson

I see myself as a Christian professional woman, a mother and a wife. I have worked in education for twenty-five years, both in London and overseas. For the last seven years, I was living and working with my husband James and three daughters in Kampala, Uganda. We had the opportunity to serve with Africa Inland Mission. James was teaching and discipling veterinary students whilst I worked as the senior school principal at Acacia International school. For five years I was establishing and running Acacia, a Christian International Secondary school in Kampala.

This role allowed me to see first-hand the positive impact of Jesus in young people’s lives. This role also allowed me to know the value of faith in the workplace. While in Kampala, I worked in various capacities within the education sector - in the local community, training teachers and also working in school inspection. I have spoken in churches and at Christian women’s conferences and I have been able to tolerate being married to a vet for fifteen years!
Now back in the UK and based in Suffolk, the Gibsons are adapting to UK life and weather!

Topic: TBC



  • Arrival from 5:00pm onwards
  • 6:00pm Dinner


  • 8:00am: Prayer
  • 8.30am: Breakfast
  • 9.30am: Session starts


  • 8:00am: Prayer
  • 8.30am: Breakfast
  • Depart 4:00pm

We will be running a family/crèche programme for those with children.


There is limited accommodation at the venue and this will be provided on a first come first served basis. Please indicate if you would be happy to share a twin room with another VCF member if we run out of rooms.

Towels are NOT provided but bedding is.

Conference Rates:

  • Adults £120 for the whole weekend,   (including accommodation)
  • £75 -  excluding accommodation but includes registration, lunch, dinner, teas and coffees
  • Students and Vet Nurses £50.  This is subsidised to encourage attendance and is based on sharing accommodation / floors / dormitories.
  • Children 11+ £50.
  • Children under 11 free.

The VCF subsidises families, students and overseas workers so that cost does not prevent anyone being able to come along. If you are able to make a donation to help towards folk who struggle to pay, that would be a huge blessing.

The Conference will qualify for 8 hours CPD.

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Veterinary Christian Fellowship