Moderator's Blog

The Moderator and Mrs Barr with Archbishop of Westminster Cardinal Vincent Nichols

Mrs Mods Blog: Liverpool and London

13 February, 2017

Mrs Mod takes us with her as she accompanies the Moderator as he takes the last service at a Liverpool Church of Scotland and meets the Israeli ambassador and the Lord Mayor of London.


Mrs Mods Blog: Grasping the Nettle and CrossReach week

5 December, 2016

Mrs Mod shares her thoughts as she hosts staff lunches helps launch Grasping the Nettle for schools and visits social care projects during CrossReach week.

Moderator in microlight

Mrs Mods Blog: Lothian Presbytery visit

26 October, 2016

Mrs Barr and the Moderator visit foodbanks, make a pilgrimage from Whitekirk to North Berwick and take to the air in a microlight.


Mrs Mod's Blog: From Cargilfield to Royal Burgess

13 October, 2016

Mrs Mod and the Moderator enjoy a Seafarers concert, attend an interfaith event in Glasgow and learn about the philosopher Duns Scotus.


Mrs Mod's Blog: From the Tattoo to the Guild gathering

22 September, 2016

Mrs Mod learns about Grasping the Nettle and that landmines still prevent people walking the banks of the River Jordan where Christ was baptized

Boys Brigade

Mrs Mod's Blog: From Troon to Gartmore

5 September, 2016

Mrs Mod is impressed with the Boys Brigade, several Go For It projects and the National Youth Assembly

Russell with GA sign

Mrs Mod's Blog: From Holyrood to Snowdonia

5 August, 2016

Mr and Mrs Barr attend a garden party with HM the Queen before heading south to attend two more General Assemblies.

Mrs Mod's Blog: From The Old Kirk & Muirhouse Parish Church to The Somme

15 July, 2016

A visit to the Old Kirk & Muirhouse Parish Church, a reception for the hard work of all the stewards at the General Assembly, and the Battle of the Somme commemorations.

Caldercruix and Longriggend Parish Church

Mrs Mod's Blog: from Caldercruix to milking cows

7 July, 2016

Sunday 19th June and we set off for Caldercruix near Airdrie. We arrived at Caldercruix and Longriggend Parish Church in plenty of time for the 10am service.

St Pauls Cathedral

Mrs Mod's Blog: From Belfast to London

30 June, 2016

We had to leave Belfast before the end of PCI assembly in order to get to London in time for the rehearsal for the Queen’s Official service at St. Pauls on Thursday 9 June.