A major four-day conference held by the Scottish Episcopal Church at Heriot Watt University from 2-5 September has been hailed a great success. Over 300 delegates from across Scotland took part in the conference, which was led by three key-note speakers - The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Rowan Williams; the Rt Revd John Miller, former Moderator of the Church of Scotland and Minister in Castlemilk, Glasgow and Rev Kathy Galloway, Leader of the Iona Community.
Each of the speakers reflected the theme of the conference which was based on the miracle of the loaves and fishes (Mark 6 :31-44) and was titled 'Our Offering, God's Blessing'. The Revd Kathy Galloway set the scene of where we are in Scotland today by considering many of the political, economic and cultural issues which influence our everyday lives. Archbishop Rowan delivered a powerful and challenging biblical exposition of the miracle of the loaves and fishes. The Revd John Miller spoke through the moving stories of three of his parishioners.