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.

At 10am each weekday morning, the Moderator and his wife will live stream a reflection on Facebook: facebook.com/ModeratoroftheChurchofScotland/

Recorded videos of each reflection are also available to view on the Moderator’s Facebook page.

1 April 2020

The Moderator will join British and Irish Church Leaders in an online meeting with the Archbishop of Canterbury, to discuss a variety of issues in response to COVID-19.

5 April 2020

The Moderator will deliver a Palm Sunday sermon, which will be available on the Church of Scotland website.

6 April 2020

The Moderator will lead a virtual morning Worship Service for Church of Scotland staff.

7 April 2020

The Moderator will remotely deliver the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies’ Monty Barker Lecture. Monty Barker was involved with Christian mission in both Britain and India. The Moderator will speak about the history and ministry of Scripture Union, as well as reflecting on its present mission challenges and opportunities.

10 April 2020

The Moderator will lead a Good Friday reflection, which will be available on the Church of Scotland website.

12 April 2020

The Moderator will deliver an Easter Sunday sermon, which will be available on the Church of Scotland website from 7:30am.

In addition, the Moderator and Archbishop Leo Cushley will present the Easter Day episode of the ‘Reflections at the Quay’ programme, broadcast on BBC1 at 12noon.

23 April 2020

The Moderator will remotely deliver a Talk on his moderatorial year, to members of Edinburgh Rotary Club.

25 April 2020

The Moderator and his wife would today have begun a ten day visit to the Presbytery of Dundee. Their thoughts and prayers are with the community, particularly the family of the late Depute Clerk, Colin Wilson, who had coordinated the organisation of the programme.  The Moderator will share his thoughts on what he had hoped to visit, on his Facebook page.