The Moderator's diary


25 November – 2 December

The Moderator, her husband, the Principal Clerk and the Church of Scotland’s Ecumenical Officer, will visit London. Their programme will include speaking and preaching engagements, time with: a member of the Shadow Cabinet, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Chief Rabbi, as well as visits to Borderline (homelessness charity for Scots), Methodist Church House, and the administrative centre of the United Reformed Church.

3 December

The Moderator and her husband, the Revd Dr Derek Brown, will attend an event at Lambeth Palace to commemorate the 80th anniversaries of Kristallnacht and the Kindertransport.

4 December

The Moderator will chair a panel discussion on ‘The Future of Church and Community Life’, and provide a Closing Reflection, at the Go For It Fund’s Annual Conference in Glasgow.

5 December

The Moderator will speak at the Edinburgh Presbyterial Guild Council Meeting in Queensferry.

In the evening, the Moderator will attend a ‘European Carol Service’ at St John's Episcopal Church in Edinburgh.

7 December

The Moderator will attend CrossReach’s Recovery Volunteer Graduation Ceremony at Charis House, Edinburgh.

8 December

The Moderator will attend the "Sleep in the Park" event in Princes Street Gardens; a nationwide sleep-out to raise funds and work together to end homelessness in Scotland.

9 December

The Moderator will preach at Edinburgh: Queensferry.

10 December

The Moderator will be recorded while leading BBC Radio Scotland’s Watchnight Service, which will be broadcast at 23:30 on Christmas Eve.

13 - 17 December

The Moderator; her husband, the Revd Dr Derek Brown; her chaplain, the Revd Jim Stewart; and the Church of Scotland’s World Mission Council Secretary, the Revd Ian Alexander; will visit Prague, to attend the 100th Anniversary Celebrations of the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren. The programme of events will include a Service of Worship, Conference, Reception, Dinner, Celebration Ceremony and a Concert.

18 December

The Moderator will attend the New College Carol Service for students, staff and their families, and provide a seasonal reflection.