The Primus’ Charge outlined the challenges and opportunities before the Scottish Episcopal Church at the start of the first-ever virtual General Synod on December 4.
On a historic occasion at St Paul’s & St George’s Episcopal Church in Edinburgh, the General Synod was held online, with just a handful of core participants present in the church building. The one-day meeting was re-scheduled for Advent, for what is understood to be only the second time, after the usual physical gathering in June had to be postponed during lockdown.
The strange circumstances, caused by the restrictions placed on society by Covid-19, set the context for much of the Charge delivered by the Most Rev Mark Strange, Bishop of Moray, Ross & Caithness.
“How different this year has been, the Advent message of being led out of darkness into the light of Christ has never been more powerful and it is a theme the Church needs to hold dear,” said the Primus.
• Find Synod reports at the Scottish Episcopal Church website.