Moderator’s Diary

The Minister of Palmerston Place Church, Colin Sinclair, is currently the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland (referred to as the Moderator).

Colin will be traveling all over Scotland and beyond to carry out his official duties.

Here is Colin’s diary for the end of October and November

Thursday 31 October – Education Forum, Clyde Wind Farm visit and discussion on mission in scattered communities

Wednesday 6 November  – Giffnock – Priority Areas Conference , West of Scotland dinner for Christians and Jews

Thursday 7 November – Welcome dinner for Moderator Designate

Friday 8 November – Annual Edinburgh Religious Leaders and Faith Representatives Event. Record Christmas broadcast

Saturday 9 November – Superb Choice closing weekend Peebles

Sunday 10 November – 10.15 Coffee with Lord Provost, Lay wreath at Stone of Remembrance  Lead a prayer at Remembrance Day Service at St Giles

Tuesday 12 November – 9-10 Interfaith church Leaders

Ghana Trip  : Wednesday 13 November – Friday 22 November

Thursday 14 November – Attend a healing service , Attend public lecture in Osu Ebeezer Church Hall,  Visit Achimota Hospital and Achimota School

Friday 15 November – All day Cape Coast

Saturday 16 November – Attend the investiture of the Chancellor of Akrofi Christaller Institute (ACI) in Akropong. Visit Patmos Centre in Akropong

Sunday 17 November – 8.30-12 Church

Monday 18 November – Climb a small mountain in Ho, Visit EP College of Education, Visit Monkey Sanctuary

Tuesday 19 November – Morning devotions at the HQ, Meet the steering committee of EP, EP theological Seminary, meeting with students

Wednesday 20 November – Akoefe Healing and Retreat Centre. Nenyo Harbour, Street Children ministry

Thursday 21 November – Women’s activity centre- school drop outs and teenage mothers. Dinner with Godwin and Bernice Osiakwa

Saturday 23 November – Travel to Aldershot

Sunday 24th  November – Preach in St Andrew’s Aldershot. Driven to Caledonian Club, London  and meet with Principal Clerk and Ecumenical Relations Officer.

Monday 25 November – 10 Westminster Abbey Dean of Westminster Dean of Bristol Dr David Hoyle. 12.30 Israeli Embassy 2 Palace Green W8 42B Israeli Ambassador . Tour of St Paul’s Cathedral , meet  Dean Very Rev Dr David Ison and Evensong to read lesson

Tuesday 26 November –1Meet Lord Mayor of the City of London, 12.30-2 URC Tavistock Place

4.30 Chief Rabbi 10 Cedars close NW4 1TR, 7pm “Don’t stew on your own” event at St Columba’s Pont Street

Wednesday 27 November #Red Wednesday  – 10.30am, Chapel of St Mary Undercroft , Moderator to preach on passage of your choice at the Parliamentary Service  12 Prime Minister’s Questions from Speaker’s Gallery

12:30pm, Dover House  Moderator to say a few words in reply to Secretary of State at their reception and lunch

3 Tour of the House of Lords with the Scottish Peers Association. Tea with the Lord Speaker

 Thursday 28 November – 10 St Martin-in-the-Fields. 12-1.30 President and Vice President of Methodist Conference

Lambeth Palace to meet Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. Caledonian Club Moderator to say Grace at St Andrew’s Day dinner

Friday 29 November – Christian Aid, Borderline.  7pm, Caledonian Club Moderator to say Grace and then a few words in support of the charity at the end of the ScotsCare St Andrew’s Day Dinner