About half the congregation are able to walk to the church but many more drive many miles to be able to worship. Many other church members struggle to do that on a regular basis, living hundreds of miles away in a circuit that covers most of the Scottish Highlands, including a local preacher on trial who lives on the Outer Hebrides. The Superintendent minister of this one church circuit, Rev Dr Peter Howson, has a vision of being able to develop and support a number of locally based classes around the
After we had eaten far too many cakes than was good for us, we shared in the short act of worship that takes place in the church every Wednesday at 12.15, a service that uses prayers from the prayer handbook and joins this congregation in the North of Scotland with Methodists around the world.
One of the main Action for Children offices in
Services cover all ages, from projects working with young mothers with pre-school children that meets weekly in the Methodist church buildings to a comprehensive range of services called “Gael Og” (Young Highlander) for older children, including intensive support and fostering services for extremely vulnerable young people.
A new project based around street football and a mobile advice unit has been supported by the local police because of the positive way it has engaged with young people and made a noticeable difference to criminal activity.
Action for Children is working with children in the
We spent a very pleasant evening with Peter and Jane Howson before travelling on to the