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13th September 2017

On The Road


The Kirk must widen its reach, deepen its commitment and become more flexible in its approach if it is to meet the needs of 21st Century Scotland, a major listening exercise has confirmed.

On the road

In 2016, the On the Road initiative held meetings around the country to listen to the hopes and concerns of church members and to explore the challenges facing ministry and discipleship in the 21st century.

We listened to hear what you had to say about helping the Church of Scotland to be the Church we hoped to be and we shared with you some of the key new ideas which the Councils of the Church had been working on. We did all of this as part of a planning process.

Since we last saw you, the Councils of the Church have been drafting up the Strategic Plan as part of planning for the future. The conversations we held and the ideas that were shared have helped to form this first draft and we would now like to come back out ‘On the Road’ to share our thinking so far with you and to hear your response.

This year, come and join us again, or even for the first time, ‘On the Road’ as we look to feed back to you what we heard and where we have reached.

These events are an open invitation to everyone connected with the Church. Whether you are a regular worshipper, or an occasional attender; whether you take a leadership role in your local Church or simply drop in from time to time – ‘On the Road' wants to hear from you. We want to listen to folks from every background and every congregation: don't leave it to someone else – come and have your say!






11 November 2017


Renfield St Stephen’s Church


16 November 2017


The Steeple Church


18 November 2017


Inverness East Church


23 November 2017


St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church

Booking is open now. Group booking is available so bring others along with you!