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Ecumenical Healing Ministry Lecture Takes Place in Glasgow

September 29 2017

AN ecumenical healing ministry is to hold its first lecture in Scotland  in November.

The lecture has been named after a late Church of Scotland minister who was a regular contributor to Life and Work, the Rev Denis Duncan.

The Guild of Health and St Raphael will hold the first Denis Duncan Lecture on November 3 at 6.30pm in St George’s Tron Church in Glasgow.

The lecture, named after the former Editor of British Weekly who was a prolific writer and contributor to Life and Work until weeks before his death in 2014, will be delivered by the Very Rev David Lunan, a former Convener of the Church’s Committee on Health and Healing. The lecture is entitled ‘The Kingdom of God is Creation healed’, drawn from the words of Hans Kung.

The Rev Dr Gillian Straine, director of the Guild of Health, said: “Despite the Gospel imperative of our Lord, the place of healing in our communities is often overlooked. However, health and healing has key missionional opportunities and, more importantly, speaks to the deep need in our world for healing and wholeness, whether that is personally or politically. The Guild of Health and St Raphael is working with partners, including the Mission and Discipleship Council of the Church of Scotland, to explore our Lord’s call to heal and all aspects of well being from a Christian perspective, and the first event is their key annual event, The Denis Duncan Lecture.”

Free tickets (including refreshments) for the lecture are available at

The lecture will also be livestreamed. To watch online, viewers should register at the above website. 


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