The Moderator's diary


31 July

The Moderator will speak about the 50th Anniversary of the Ordination of Women to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament, at a lunch and creative exhibition produced by residents of HMP YOI Cornton Vale to celebrate 100 years of Women’s Suffrage.


1 August

The Moderator and the Principal Clerk will meet with Dr Brian Adams, Director of the Centre for Interfaith and Cultural Dialogue at Griffith University, Australia, who is visiting Scotland.

In the evening, the Moderator will be a guest at the Assembly Gala Opening Night, an event launching the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme.

4 August

The Moderator, her chaplains and guests will attend a Dinner and performance of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, by invitation of the Governor of Edinburgh Castle. During the Tattoo, Mrs Brown will assume the role of Salute Taker.

5 August

The Moderator will preach at the Eucharist Service at St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh.

6 August

The Moderator will participate in the Clan Macpherson Association Walk; a three hour journey from the Kingussie/Newtonmore area involving 50 people from around the world, including representatives from Australia, the USA, Canada, France, the Netherlands and the UK.

8 August

The Moderator will attend a Dinner for former New College students, hosted by the Professor of Divinity and Principal of New College, in honour of the visit of alumni Professor Overman from the USA.

10 August

The Moderator will meet with Ms Janet Haugh, Chief Executive Officer for Mary’s Meals International.

12 August

The Moderator will preach and lead the Children's Talk at Fenwick Church in East Ayrshire, on the occasion of their 375th anniversary.

16 August

The Moderator will attend a performance of ‘Wired’, hosted by the Army in Scotland and 32 Signal Regiment, during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The play tells the story of a young female soldier suffering from PTSD and its effect on her, the Army and her family. Mrs Brown will then participate in a Panel Discussion on the theme of 'The Power of Women' attended by Honorary Colonel, Ruth Davidson MSP and other invited guests.

17 August

The Moderator will attend the first day of the Church of Scotland’s National Youth Assembly at Gartmore House in Stirling, joining delegates for Dinner and then participating in the Opening Session.

19 August

The Moderator will preach at Logie & St John's (Cross) Church in Dundee. Mrs Brown will then attend a Lunch with the congregation following the Worship Service.

21 August

The Moderator will speak at a Conference for Church of Scotland ministry candidates, being held at the University of St Andrew’s, before joining with them in Communion and over lunch.

22 August

The Moderator will join the Church of Scotland Pension Scheme Trustees Training Day in Cumbernauld, for lunch and a post lunch walk.

24 August

The Moderator will attend a Grasping the Nettle Steering Group meeting in Edinburgh as members consider creative and strategic opportunities to think through the case for God.

25 August

The Moderator will join those on the Christian Aid Power Walk around Whitelee Windfarm in East Renfrewshire, the UK’s largest onshore Windfarm.

26 August

The Moderator will preach, lead the Children's Talk and present long-service certificates at St John's Church in Carluke, on the occasion of the 175th Anniversary of the congregation’s first Communion. Mrs Brown will then attend a Lunch with the congregation following the Worship Service.

29 August

The Moderator and her husband will be guests at the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society’s Eid al-Adha Dinner in Edinburgh.