Thursday, 20 May 2010

The General Assembly kicks off

The General Assembly got constituted today. Sir David Clive Wilson, Lord of Tillyorn was welcomed as the High Commissioner for the Kirk’s General Assembly. The High Commissioner is the Queen’s personal representative to the General Assembly.

In his address to the General Assembly the High Commissioner spoke of his professional experiences in the Far east, notably, China and Hong Kong and of the work where he witnessed the work of men and women of faith helping communities to develop a light of hope. On his return to Scotland, the High Commissioner noted his awareness of the importance of parish churches as an active player in the regeneration of communities. The High Commissioner wished the General Assembly wisdom and a fruitful discussion. The full speech can be accessed here.

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