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Defending life
from conception to natural death


National Conference 2016

Thanks to everyone who came to our 50th Anniversary Conference! Videos of all the talks will be available soon...

Rebecca Kiessling, conceived in rape, will headline our 50th anniversary conference

We will be holding the next SPUC National Conference at the Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th September 2016.

This event comes at an incredibly important moment in the history of SPUC - the 50th anniversary of the formation of the society, which is marked by the letter to the Church Times, published on 30th September 1966, by Alan Smith and Elspeth Rhys-Williams (later Chowdharay-Best).


Speakers include:

  • Rebecca Kiessling
    Pro-life speaker, conceived in rape
  • Mary Doogan
    Glasgow Midwife
  • Christine Fidler
    Chief Executive of Image
  • Rhoslyn Thomas
    Youth & Student Officer
  • Antonia Tully
    Co-ordinator of SPUC Safe at School
  • John Smeaton
    Chief Executive of SPUC
  • Anca Maria Cernea
    President of the Association of Catholic Doctors of Bucharest

SPUC's 50th Anniversary

You can read Alan and Elspeth's this letter here, and its publication marks the 'conception' of SPUC.

This was the start of SPUC, formed, in the words of Alan and Elspeth's letter "to co-ordinate opposition" to the Abortion Act 1967 then going through Parliament. SPUC was the first pro-life organisation to be formed anywhere in the world.

The address from which they were writing was SPUC's first address and, following the Society's conception, it came to birth on 11th January 1967, at a meeting at the Wig and Pen club in central London.

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Online bookings are now open! To be part of this historic conference, please select your details below:

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