A7 Centre of Mission

The new A7 Centre of Mission is in the Scottish Borders working alongside three Episcopal Churches - St Cuthbert's Hawick, St John's Selkirk and St Peter's Galashiels and in partnership with the Diocese of Edinburgh. Simon Cake and Tim Hatton are based at this centre of mission and are currently working with the churches and local people to identify what is needed to meet the needs of the area. Simon and Tim have also been made chaplains to the Scottish Football Association and to Gala Fairydean Rovers Football Club, where they offer pastoral care and support on a variety of issues and at times of personal crisis as well as everyday life.

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Central Fife Centre of Mission

The Central Fife Centre of Mission is in on the East Coast of Scotland between Edinburgh and Dundee. This is a significant partnership between two Episcopal Churches, St Luke’s Glenrothes and St Finnian's Lochgelly, the Diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane and Church Army. The Priest Evangelist, Gerry Dillon is based at this centre of mission and although he took up his post during this difficult time (lockdown) he has already created a YouTube channel and Facebook page which are being used by the local community. He is also working with the local churches and congregations from Glenrothes to Cowdenbeath taking part in zoominars, virtual prayer walks, Skype discussions to learn more about Church Army, Fresh Expressions and opportunities to try and meet the needs of the area. Once the lockdown is over he will be seen walking and chatting to the neighbours of the two churches, initially in Glenrothes and Lochgelly, and then further afield as he discerns the next steps for this new centre of mission. It is planned that Gerry will be joined by a Pioneer Evangelist.

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Dundee Centre of Mission

Kerry Dixon leads our centre of mission in Dundee, which was launched in September 2014, in partnership with St Luke’s Church Downfield in Dundee, the Diocese of Brechin and the international development agency Signpost International. Dundee is Scotland’s fourth largest city and has some of the highest rates of unemployment and drug-related deaths in the UK. Among the Dundee Centre of Mission’s key objectives are growing new expressions of Christian community and inspiring mission and evangelism within the Scottish Episcopal Church. Its work includes: Soup ‘n Soul, a weekly event offering food and friendship for people with difficult life circumstances, including the homeless and those with substance abuse problems; Pirate Monks, a weekly group meeting that encourages and challenges men in their daily faith walk; Café church; mentoring, home visits and providing support to vulnerable and marginalised people in the area.

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The West Highlands Centre of Mission

The West Highlands Centre of Mission is based in Kinlochleven, a well-known staging post on the West Highland Way, and serves six village communities, covering 400 square miles with a permanent population of just under 4,000 people. Day to day numbers of people in the region are considerably multiplied by a year-round tourist economy, which is boosted by Lochaber’s reputation as the Outdoor Capital of the UK. Since Amanda Fairclough took up the post of Priest Evangelist and the local Scottish Episcopal Priest in Charge (of the six churches in the West Highland Region) in 2017, she has been leading the budding outreach of the nascent Centre of Mission, with growing success in engaging with schoolchildren, particularly via the Café Kinloch project and chaplaincy at Kinlochleven High School. Future plans are to strengthen the connections with children, young people and families throughout the region’s communities. It is planned that Amanda will be joined by a pioneer evangelist.

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Carolyn Kinsman, 09/04/2017