scmo_banner_news.jpg


| 06th June 2006 | Modified: 16th October 2014 | Christianity, News Releases | Seen 37 times | Liked 0 times

6 June
Jun 6
6th June 2006
The Scottish Ecumenical Gathering is a grass roots church celebration for people from within the Action of Churches Together in Scotland family and beyond. It will be an open access event which will provide opportunities for young and old alike to celebrate the ˜Seeds of Hope visible in our communities and the world today as Christian people worship, work and witness to God s Kingdom.  

The day will comprise three main elements: a speaker programme, workshop programme and marketstall area.  

The planning group is delighted that they have been able to attract a wide variety of speakers who include: Joel Edwards, general director of the Evangelical Alliance ( ˜Seeds of Hope ), Cardinal Keith Patrick O Brien ( ˜Ecumenical Futures ), Kathleen Marshall, Scotland s Children s Commissioner (Hope in the Future: Church, Children and Society), John Drane (God, hope and the future of the church) and a conversation panel on the subject of ˜Living in Hope which will involve Richard Holloway (Scottish Arts Council), Kathy Galloway (Iona Community) and Andrew McLellan (Inspector of Prisons).  

Thirty two workshops, run by ecumenical bodies and groups from across Scotland will further explore the theme of hope in the church and the world and the event will also incorporate the annual meeting of the Scottish Churches Community Trust and the Scottish Churches Racial Justice Conference. Over 80 marketstalls will enable participants to discover more about the work of national agencies and local projects as they discern ˜seeds of hope in their communities. There will also be a crèche for pre-school children and activity sessions for 5-12 year olds.  

Tickets for the day will cost £5 for an adult and £10 for a family of two adults and up to four children. A free park and ride service will operate to and from the park and ride car parks on the edge of Perth and the bus and train stations.  

For further information contact Lindsey Sanderson, ACTS, Inglewood House, Alloa. FK10 2HU Tel. 01529 222361 e-mail: lindseysanderson@acts-scotland.org or visit www.acts-scotland.org  

ENDS  

Peter Kearney  
Director  
Catholic Media Office  
5 St. Vincent Place  
Glasgow  
G1 2DH  
0141 221 1168  
pk@scmo.org  
www.scmo.org

Posted by . You can also subscribe to email updates.

Like   Back to Top   Seen 37 times   Liked 0 times

Subscribe to Updates

If you enjoyed this, why not subscribe to free email updates ?

Subscribe to News updates

Enter your email address to be notified of new posts:

Subscribe to:

Alternatively, you can subscribe via RSS

‹ Return to News

We never share or sell your email address to anyone.

I've already subscribed / don't show me this again

Recent Posts

Bishop comforts families of Barra teenagers

| 5 days ago | Blogging

The Bishop of Argyll and the Isles, Bishop Brian McGee has travelled to Barra to visit the families of Eilidh MacLeod and Laura MacIntyre. Both teenagers attended the concert at the Manchester Arena on Monday night, at which Salman Abedi launched a suicide bomb attack, killing 22 and injuring 64 con...

Scots support reduced abortion time limits and statutory waiting period

| 8 days ago | Blogging

A new poll out today (Sunday 21 May) shows that most people (60%) would like to see time limits for abortions reduced, among women the figure is 70%. ComRes interviewed 2,008 British adults online between 12th and 14th May 2017. Data was weighted to be representative of all GB adults. 61% of Scotti...

Scotland’s Catholic Bishops pre-election letter

| 15th May 2017 | Blogging

Monday 15 May 2017 Society “will be judged on how it treats its poorest and most vulnerable citizens” say Scotland’s Catholic Bishops in pre-election letter. In a pastoral letter which will be read at all 500 Catholic churches in Scotland this weekend (20/21 May) Scotland's Catholic Bishops,...

Scottish Bishops offer thanks to Nuncio

| 20th January 2017 | Blogging

His Excellency Archbishop Antonio Mennini, who has served as Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain since December 2010, has been appointed by Pope Francis to serve in the Holy See Secretariat of State and will take up his new post in Rome next month.   Reacting to the announcement, Archbishop Phi...