Event Details


City of Edinburgh Methodist Church, 25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9BX


8 March 2018 09:00 - 15:30


Ticket: Free

About the Event

The Conference will focus on the theme of “Reform and Unity” as experienced historically and in the contemporary life of the churches in Scotland. We will begin with the historical perspective of the impact of the Lutheran Reformation in Scotland and then consider how the theme of Semper Reformanda informs the life of the Church today.


Jane Dawson – John Laing Professor Emerita of Reformation History, University of Edinburgh:
What was that German heresy anyway? : The Scottish perspective, 1517-60

Rev Dr Stephen Holmes, Associate Rector, St John’s Episcopal Church, Edinburgh:
How worship was understood in the 16th century

Rev Canon Ian Paton, Rector, Old St Paul’s, Edinburgh:
The future shape of worship

Rev Dr Lindsay Schluter, Parish Minister and member of the Joint Commission on Doctrine:
500 years later in Coatbridge: Justification and Sacramentality – the Christian community as an agent for justice

In Dialogue:

Ms Mary Cullen, Editor, Open House, a magazine of comment and debate on faith issues in Scotland

Rev Jim Lawlor, Parish Priest, Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glasgow

Rev Dr John L McPake, Ecumenical Officer, Church of Scotland

Rev Canon John McLuckie, Convener, Inter Church Relations Committee of the Scottish Episcopal Church

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