The February Diary

The Moderator’s Diary : 1 - 28 February 2017

1 Feb

The Moderator spent some time with the Change Centre Street Soccer project in Glasgow.

5 Feb

Dr Barr will be the guest preacher at Carstairs and Carnwath churches. As well as conducting worship, he will present certificates recognising the dedicated service of elders and Guild members.

6 Feb

The Moderator will lead a service of Holy Communion in the Chapel at the Church offices. In the afternoon, he will be meeting Archbishop Auza who is the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations. The Archbishop will be speaking on the subject of inter-faith harmony.

7 Feb

The Moderator will attend an event hosted by the Scottish Churches Parliamentary Office - Your Parliament Your Voice - and then a Meet Your MSP reception at the Scottish Parliament

8 Feb

EMMS International - the Edinburgh Medical Missionary Society - is hosting an event at which the Religions of the World Charter for Children's Palliative Care will be signed.

9 Feb

The Moderator and Mrs Barr will visit Inverness Ness Bank church where a drop-in project in support of homeless people - Inverness Foodstuff - takes place.

10 - 12 Feb

The Moderator and Mrs Barr will be in Aberdeen for the weekend. They will attend a Presbytery Service on the Friday evening at which Long Service certificates will be presented; on the Saturday Aberdeen City Council will host a Civic Lunch. Sunday 12 February is the University of Aberdeen's Founders' Day and the Moderator will preach at the annual service in King's College Chapel.

13 - 17 Feb

Each Moderator spends a week with one of the Armed Forces and Dr Barr will be the guest of the Army. He and Mrs Barr will spend several days at Amport and Sandhurst, meeting senior officers, soldiers and families as well as chaplains and their families.

19 Feb

The Moderator will preach at Kinlochleven and Lochaber.

25 - 26 Feb

As guests of the University of St Andrews, Dr and Mrs Barr will attend a reception and dinner hosted by St Mary's College on Saturday and Dr Barr will preach in St Salvator's Chapel at the annual Founders and Benefactors Service on Sunday.

28 Feb

Dr Barr will be a guest at 10 Downing Street at a Shrove Tuesday reception hosted by the Prime Minister.