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Moderator to Deliver Prestigious Annual Lecture

                                                                                                                       Thursday August 15 2019

THE Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland is to deliver the annual Marion Fraser Lecture in Edinburgh in October.

The Rt Rev Colin Sinclair will deliver the lecture in his own church at Edinburgh: Palmerston Place.

The lecture, named after Lady Marion Fraser, a former Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly and a committed member of the Church of Scotland was launched by Scotland’s Churches Trust in her memory following her death in December 2016.

Stuart Beattie, director of Scotland’s Churches Trust said: “The Trustees of SCT are grateful to the Rt Rev Colin Sinclair, a Stirling University economics graduate, for finding the time in his very busy year to present this Lecture, named in honour of Lady Marion Fraser, a Trustee of SCT and great supporter before her sad death on Christmas Day 2016.

“Marion, a former Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland was a significant figure across the Scottish voluntary and cultural sector and at the time of her death, she had the distinction of being the only woman from outside the Royal Family appointed to become a member of the Order of the Thistle, Scotland’s highest chivalric order.”

The lecture will begin at 7pm on October 10.

Scotland’s Churches Trust was formed in 2012 following a merger of Scotland’s Churches Architectural Heritage Trust and Scotland’s Churches Scheme. SCT supports working churches of all or no denominations and has over 1200 places of worship on its books. The Trust offers practical support to churches across Scotland through fabric and maintenance grants, encouragement of the playing of church organ through bursaries and supports concerts using church organs.

Further information is available at or contact them at their Edinburgh offices on The Mound at 0131-225 8644.


Roy Kilpatrick - Thursday, August 15th, 2019

“I now know the time but no date in this article.”

Life and Work - Thursday, August 15th, 2019

“Thanks for drawing this to our attention. It is October 10 (now added in).”

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