This year the annual visit to Westminster of the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Right Reverend Dr Russell Barr, takes place from 27 November to 5 December, and once again our Minister will act as Chaplain during the visit. The Moderator will preach at the evening service here in Crown Court on Sunday 4 December, which is also quarterly communion, and we look forward to seeing a good turnout of members for this service, which will be followed by a reception in the hall.
Two other important events taking place during the Moderator’s visit are:
Signing of the Columba Declaration by the Moderator and the Archbishop of Canterbury. This will take place here in Crown Court on Monday 28 November at 3.45 for 4 pm. All are welcome to attend this event, which will also be followed by a reception in the hall. The Columba Declaration is a historic ecumenical agreement between the Church of Scotland and the Church of England, and it is entirely appropriate that the signing should take place here, in the historic Kirk of the Crown of Scotland in the City of Westminster. There will be an article giving further information on the Columba Declaration in the December issue of The Chronicle.
The Moderator will also be preaching at the Kirk in the City Service on Tuesday 29 November at 6.30 pm in St Margaret’s Church Lothbury. This is the second year of these services, organised by ourselves and St Columba’s, which seek to reach out to Scots working in the City who may not know about our two churches or may be unable to get to church on Sundays. Your support at this service would be greatly appreciated.