The Moderator's diary

During their year in office, the Moderator visits four Church of Scotland Presbyteries; travels to partner churches overseas; represents the Church of Scotland on historic and national occasions; supports the work of Councils, Committees, congregations, and organisations; and meets with interfaith and ecumenical bodies.

Below are details of the engagements in the moderatorial diary this month.

1 June 2021

The Moderator and the Principal Clerk will meet online with Mr Shabir Beg OBE, Chairman of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society. In the afternoon, the Moderator will attend an online meeting of the Assembly Arrangements Sub Group.

2 June 2021

The Moderator will read a Bible Passage at the online National Prayer Breakfast for Scotland, then lead the Benedictory prayer at the online National Day of Prayer event. Later in the morning, Lord Wallace will attend an online meeting of the Assembly Business Committee.

3 June 2021

The Moderator will participate in an online interview and discussion event organised by the Lawyers Christian Fellowship in Scotland.

6 June 2021

The Moderator will preach at St Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh.

7 June 2021

The Moderator will attend an online meeting of the Scottish Church Leaders Forum.

8 June 2021

The Moderator will meet online with the Church of Scotland’s Chief Officer.

9 June 2021
The Moderator will attend an online, interfaith "Prayers for Peace in the Holy Land" event.
10 June 2021

The Moderator will lead closing prayers at the online Trussell Trust Church Leaders’ Prayer Breakfast. In the afternoon, Lord Wallace will remotely provide a speech at a ceremony organised by the Scots Kirk in Paris, to unveil a plaque in memory of Rev Donald Caskie, minister of the Scots Kirk during the Second World War. 

11 June 2021
The Moderator and Ecumenical Officer will attend an online event organised by the Holy See, to mark 100 years since the first Ecumenical Dialogue in Belgium between the Anglican and Catholic Churches.
15 June 2021

The Moderator will attend an online meeting of the Church of Scotland’s Communications Strategy Board. In the afternoon, the Moderator, Principal Clerk and Ecumenical Officer will meet online with representatives of the Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities.

18 June 2021
The Moderator will bring greetings from the General Assembly to the annual Diaconate Council meeting, which this year is being held online.
21 June 2021

The Moderator and Principal Clerk will meet online with Leaders of four of the Scottish Political Parties.

22 June 2021

The Moderator and Principal Clerk will meet online with the First Minister.

24 June 2021

The Moderator will attend an online meeting providing an update on the latest COP26 planning and priorities.

25 June 2021

The Moderator will attend the National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast, which this year is being held online.

28 June 2021
The Moderator will attend the online 2021 Beckly Lecture, 'Faith and Leadership in a Global Pandemic' given by Professor Jason Leitch CBE.
29 June 2021

The Moderator will attend an online meeting of the Grasping the Nettle Board.