This month’s Glasgow-based Church and the Academy session, on Thursday 30th May, will be led by Fr Willie McFadden who will offer a paper entitled ‘Vatican II – A Council of Reform or a Council of Continuity?‘. When Fr McFadden delivered this paper to the Galloway Church and the Academy group recently, not only was it was enthusiastically received by his ecumenical audience but it also gave rise to an excellent discussion. We look forward to the same in the north of the diocese.
Fr McFadden, PHB, STL, MS, VG is the parish priest of St Andrew’s and St Cuthbert’s, Kirkcudbright and St Peter’s, Dalbeattie with pastoral responsibility for the Church of the Resurrection, Gatehouse of Fleet and St John’s, Castle Douglas. He is also a member of the Joint Commission on Doctrine of the Church of Scotland and the Roman Catholic Church.
Church and the Academy is an initiative of the Diocese which brings together both the pastoral and academic dimensions of the church’s lived experience. Meeting in the Theology Department of the University of Glasgow, it seeks to provide a forum where ideas, both old and new, can be shared and through which relationships can be strengthened. It seeks to serve the church and the community by offering a space of honest enquiry. All are very welcome.
No. 4 The Square is easily accessible by public transport. The Underground is by far the easiest way to get from Glasgow City Centre to the University. Take the underground to Hillhead Station, turn left at the exit and walk about 100 yards to the junction with University Avenue. Turn left and walk up the hill. On passing through the main entrance, turn right and you will find the Theology Department on your right at the end of the Square
Thursday 30th May at 5.30 – 7.00 pm in Number 4, The Square, University of Glasgow.