The Moderator's diary
During their year in office, the Moderator visits two Church of Scotland Presbyteries; travels to partner churches overseas; represents the Church of Scotland on historic and national occasions; supports the work of Committees, congregations and organisations; and meets with interfaith and ecumenical bodies.
Below are details of the engagements in the moderatorial diary this month.
- 1 December 2023
The Moderator will visit Glasgow Afghan Women's Empowerment Project; meeting those involved and hearing their stories.
- 3 December 2023
The Moderator will preach at the 200th anniversary service of Stockbridge Parish Church in Edinburgh, then attend a congregational lunch fundraiser for Christian Aid.
- 4 December 2023
The Moderator will speak at a St Andrew's event organised by the Pakistan Consulate in Glasgow.
- 5 December 2023
The Moderator will meet with the Cabinet Secretary for NHS Recovery, Health and Social Care, to discuss the issue of fair pay for Social Care staff. In the evening, Mrs Foster-Fulton will attend the Edinburgh Award Presentation and Reception in the City Chambers, hosted by the Lord Provost.
- 6 December 2023
The Moderator will join staff and students at the New College Christmas Lunch, then share a reflection at the New College Carol Service.
- 15 December 2023
- The Moderator will read a few passages from some of the Wild Goose books (the Publishing House of the Iona Community) at an online, Wild Goose Advent event.
- 18 December 2023
The Moderator will lead an online service of Advent worship for Church of Scotland staff.
- 22 December 2023
The Moderator will be the guest speaker at Perth Action of Churches Together’s Carol Service.