District Events

  • Fri

    Hosted by the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion in Cambridge. this course is aimed at ministers and church leaders.

    Topics will include: Creation and Evolution, Bioethics, Miracles, Artificial Intelligence and Exploring science and faith with children and young people.

    Cost: £75/£50 (in person/online), with a discount for students: £50/£30 (in 

    More information and registration (by 16 December 2022).

  • Mon
    4 - 6 pmonline

    flyer for The Strippings of Jesus

    Join us for a FREE public lecture by Professor David Tombs, Centre for Theology and Public Issues, University of Otago, Aotearoa New Zealand.

    All four gospels record that Jesus was stripped of his clothes at the cross. Mark 15:15-20 and Matthew 27:26-31 attest to an additional series of strippings as part of the mockery in the praetorium.

    Asking the right questions about the strippings can help churches to think more deeply about the prevalence of sexual violence both past and present. How are these forced strippings of Jesus to be understood? What was their purpose at the time? How might they help churches address the silences and stigmas around sexual violence in contemporary times?

    This public lecture will examine the meaning that stripping a prisoner conveyed in the ancient world. It draws on the recently published The Crucifixion of Jesus: Torture, Sexual Abuse, and the Scandal of the Cross (Routledge, 2023) to show why this part of the crucifixion narrative deserves more attention

    To register visit https://strippingsofjesus.eventbrite.co.uk

  • Tue
  • Sat
    11 am to 1 pmEyre hall, Archdiocesan office Clyde street Glasgow G1 4JY

    4 short reflections on Human Fraternity document followed by facilitated workshop and finishing with lunch.

    Organised by Catholic Bishops' Conference & Ahl Al Bait Society
    Free registration; ticket essential

  • Mon
    7:00 pmHeriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

    From Peru to Mars: 
    New Worlds and Jesuit Science

    Lecture by Br Guy Consolmagno SJ: Director of the Specola Vaticana and often referred to as the Pope’s

    He is world-renowned in his field, a prolific publisher and very much in
    demand as a public speaker, so it is a particular pleasure to have him
    give the Annual Chaplaincy Lecture 2023.

    His theme, from Peru to Mars, is a whistle-stop tour of science through
    the ages and sure to be of interest to all who have a curiosity about
    science and faith.

    The lecture is free and open to the public and will be interpreted into
    British Sign Language (BSL).

    To attend please register here on Eventbrite:

  • Wed
    1-2 pm or 7-8pmZoom

    Do you have an interest in global relationships and global mission?

    Join for us for a time of storytelling where we will hear from Mission Partners and about the most recent work of the World Mission Fund at the Radiate webinar.

  • Thu
    12.30pm to 3pmCivic House, 26 Civic Street, Glasgow G4 9RH

    Do you want to reduce your community building’s energy costs and carbon emissions? If so, the Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) is here to help.

    Funding and support is available to communities to decarbonise community buildings by installing renewable technologies such as heat pumps and solar panels.

    Join us at Civic House in Glasgow where you’ll:

    • learn about how CARES can help your community
    • find out about the funding available to install renewable technologies
    • hear how Agile City plans to install battery storage at Civic House, and new solar panels and battery storage at the Glue Factory, all with the support of CARES
    • see the technologies up close and hear more about how they work
    • have time to network with other communities attending.

    Local Energy Scotland, which manages CARES for the Scottish Government, will have development officers on hand to answer any questions you may have.

    We’ve put some approximate timings together to help you plan your travel arrangements.

    • 12.30pm – arrivals and refreshments
    • 12.45pm – a first tour of the building
    • 1pm – Presentation by Local Energy Scotland and time for questions
    • 1.30pm – lunch
    • 2pm – presentation by Civic House and time for questions
    • 2.30pm – a second tour of the building
    • 3pm – event closes

    You can choose which building tour to attend to help you plan your travel arrangements.

    How to book 

    This event is free to attend, but you must book your space in advance. Lunch will be provided.  

    If you’re unable to book online, or if you have any questions, please call Local Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2288. 

  • Mon
    7:30 pmZoom

    Our focus for this 1 hour clinic is on ‘How to prevent Child Sexual Abuse in your community’ and it will be led by the organisation Stop It Now! Scotland – please see their flyer below.

    This clinic is open to, and will be of interest to, all who have a safeguarding responsibility or who have some involvement with children or young people. We also warmly welcome all who would be interested in attending this particular training session that Stop It Now! are offering us.

    Contact for Zoom link.


  • Wed
    7.30 pm - 8.30 pmonline

    Are you a Methodist who engages in Pride? Or considering organising a presence at Pride for the first time this year? We'd love you to come along to a networking event on Zoom. The evening will be a time to share stories, ideas and good advice about the ways we might seek to engage well in Pride events. We'll also be launching a 'Methodists at Pride' new video for LGBT+ History Month, as well as a pack of resources to support Methodists who wish to engage in Pride missionally.

    More information and booking.

  • Sat
    11 am Saturday to 2 pm SundayCliff College

    flyer for frontline gathering

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