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13 September
Sep 13
13th September 2013

Friday 13 September 2013

Scottish National Ecumenical Event

A national ecumenical event will take place in Aberdeen tomorrow (Saturday 14 September) which will include a "Walk of Witness" between two of the city's most prominent places of worship.

The day will start at 10am for 10.30am with a Lecture by Mgr Peter Hocken at Bishop s House, Aberdeen
Then at 1.30pm participants will gather at St Nicholas Kirk, (the Mither Kirk) Union Street, Aberdeen for a
Civic welcome from Councillor John Reynolds, Deputy Lord Provost . This will be followed by Prayer led by Rev Stephen Taylor and at around 2.30pm a Walk of Witness from St Nicholas Kirk to St Mary s Cathedral will take place.

From 3pm there will be a Service of Evening Prayer at St Mary s Cathedral

Speaking ahead of the event, the Bishop of Aberdeen, Rt. Rev Hugh Gilbert said:

"The National Ecumenical Event which will take place in Aberdeen this weekend is a further sign of the common witness of Christians in Scotland today. At a time when many secular voices urge the removal of a Christian perspective from our national life, we come together as Christians to bear witness to our faith and to show how far   ecumenical friendships   in Scotland has deepened and grown."  

ENDS

Note to Editors: You are invited to send a reporter/photographer/camera crew for further information,  
contact Fr. Tom Boyle “ 07900 492750


Peter Kearney
Director
Catholic Media Office
5 St. Vincent Place
Glasgow
G1 2DH
0141 221 1168(T)
0141 204 2458(F)
07968 122291(M)
pk@scmo.org
www.scmo.org

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