School of Divinity

Women's Ordination 50th Anniversary Conference

On Wednesday 22 May 1968, the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland passed a deliverance that women should be eligible for ordination to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament on on equal terms with men.The enacting legislation brought to an end decades of campaigning and debate. It opened doors to new opportunities and challenges for women, for congregations - and for a ministry which had for centuries been exclusively male . It changed the face of the national church.

Keynote speakers include Rev Dr Margaret Forrester,and Rev Canon Dr Emma Percy*. There will be panels and lots of opportunity for sharing and discussion throughout the day.

All welcome! Refreshments and lunch are included. Ticket booking is free, but we invite a £10 donation for those who can afford it, payable on the day. The Church of Scotland Ministries Council will allow Study Leave to be claimed for the conference.

 

Please register to attend via Eventbrite using this link: 

http://bit.ly/Womensordination

 

 

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Apr 28 2018 -

Women's Ordination 50th Anniversary Conference

10am, Saturday 28 April, New College

New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh EH1 2LX