Growing Together

Two ferns growing upwardsIt has been really exciting to embark on the journey of Growing Together as a Diocese, with two fabulous vision gatherings at the recent roadshows in Bo’ness and Galashiels. Both events drew a good number of folk from across different churches, creating a great buzz of conversation in the room as people worshipped, discussed and shared together. With homemade soups and cakes we were richly fed in body, and in mind and spirit too with an inspiring presentation from Bishop John. Our time together was enclosed in prayer and worship, celebrating our shared faith and unity in Christ in the Eucharist, and people have enjoyed themselves:

“An indicator of its success is that the day passed in a flash!
It was such a pleasure
to visit another church and talk to so
many sisters and brothers about how we can serve God better.”

“I felt both uplifted and heartened as we left.”

Come and join in the on-going journey at one of the remaining roadshows; be encouraged in your faith, hear stories of God’s work across the area, and contribute to the discernment of our vision and priorities. Every member of our diocese is invited to be part of this adventure as we continue to explore what God is calling us to be and do, at this time for this generation. Our hope is that this process of Growing Together will help us all develop stronger relationships, deeper faith and a greater confidence in witnessing to Christ.

One of our priorities is to engage with people of all generations, so for those in the young age group Claire Benton-Evans, our Youth and Children Officer, has designed some great activities.

To download resources for Children and Young people click here

We are also delighted to announce that Child Care will be available at the Roadshow on 2nd September in St Peter’s, Lutton Place in Edinburgh for those under 12, but you will need to book in before 27th August.

Come and join in the on-going adventure!

Two different Roadshow locations across the Diocese,
choose a venue or date as suits you:

Haddington       Saturday 1st July            10.30am – 2.30pm
Trinity Centre

Edinburgh         Saturday 2nd Sept.         10.30am – 2.30pm
St Peter’s, Lutton Place (including child care for those under 12)

Download details and a poster for these Roadshows as a PDF : Click Here

Bookings are either via the office email here

OR book into a specific event using Brown Paper Tickets:

Tickets for Haddington      Tickets for Edinburgh

We have created a Diocesan prayer and some suggested liturgy resources to encourage us all to be attentive to God in our corporate and private devotions throughout this process. Bishop John Armes has commended the use of the dismissal in our worship these the coming months. Paper copies of these resources can be requested from the office and they are downloadable here:

Prayer and Liturgy Resources – Word version  Click here

Prayer and Liturgy Resources  – PDF version  Click here

Like all adventures there will be surprises along the way. How will YOU be involved and inspired?