New Church of Scotland Moderator to visit Caithness

Tuesday 9th of October 2018: Edinburgh Scotland. The Moderator Designate for 2019-20 is Rev Colin Sinclair. A Stirling University economics graduate who spent three years living out of a car in Zambia has been chosen to be Moderator of the Church of Scotland's General Assembly for 2019. Rev Colin Sinclair, who is the minister for Palmerston Place Church in Edinburgh, will take on the year-long role of ambassador for the Church of Scotland in May 2019 at the General Assembly, succeeding the 2018-19 Moderator Rt Rev Susan Brown. He says: "I am honoured to be selected for this opportunity to represent the Church of Scotland nationally and internationally. “It will be a pleasure to encourage church members in their faith and to see the impact of their faith in communities across our country. “I have thoroughly enjoyed being a parish minister and despite the challenges we face I believe the Christian Faith is still relevant to Scotland. “Our message is still Good News and it still changes lives.” Colin grew up on the south side of Glasgow, the second son of Alex and Isobel Sinclair, who were "occasional churchgoers." The family had an international outlook as his father had been a District Commissioner, first in Palestine and then in The Gambia, before returning to Scotland and working as a lecturer in management at Strathclyde University. It was as a pupil at Glasgow Academy, that Colin first became interested in the Christian faith. To escape getting into trouble after a prefect saw him taking the wrong staircase, Colin dodged into a darkened room where a Scripture Union camp video was showing.
Tuesday 9th of October 2018: Edinburgh Scotland. The Moderator Designate for 2019-20 is Rev Colin Sinclair. A Stirling University economics graduate who spent three years living out of a car in Zambia has been chosen to be Moderator of the Church of Scotland's General Assembly for 2019. Rev Colin Sinclair, who is the minister for Palmerston Place Church in Edinburgh, will take on the year-long role of ambassador for the Church of Scotland in May 2019 at the General Assembly, succeeding the 2018-19 Moderator Rt Rev Susan Brown. He says: "I am honoured to be selected for this opportunity to represent the Church of Scotland nationally and internationally. “It will be a pleasure to encourage church members in their faith and to see the impact of their faith in communities across our country. “I have thoroughly enjoyed being a parish minister and despite the challenges we face I believe the Christian Faith is still relevant to Scotland. “Our message is still Good News and it still changes lives.” Colin grew up on the south side of Glasgow, the second son of Alex and Isobel Sinclair, who were "occasional churchgoers." The family had an international outlook as his father had been a District Commissioner, first in Palestine and then in The Gambia, before returning to Scotland and working as a lecturer in management at Strathclyde University. It was as a pupil at Glasgow Academy, that Colin first became interested in the Christian faith. To escape getting into trouble after a prefect saw him taking the wrong staircase, Colin dodged into a darkened room where a Scripture Union camp video was showing.

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