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Fellowhip of St Thomas Newsletter 2017


Archiving of Indian Church documents

 

William (Bill) Seaman, a long-standing member, who taught at Muree Christian School, died on Wednesday 13th June. The Thanksgiving Service is on Wednesday 20th June at Trinity Cathcart C. of S at 2.00p.m.

The Fellowship of St. Thomas (FOST), is an association of Christians in Scotland which aims to:
a)   Learn from the experience and insights of the Churches of South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Burma(Myanmar)) and to share these with the Churches in Scotland.
b)   Encourage corporate and private prayer for and with these Churches.
c)    Welcome visitors from South Asia.
d)   Encourage links between Christians in Scotland and Christians in South Asia.

A service of Holy Communion is celebrated annually, according to the liturgy of one of the Churches of South Asia, in association with a meeting where invited speakers and members consider some issue or issues arising out of the life and witness of these churches.  Other meetings are held, from time to time, usually in Edinburgh or Glasgow, when an opportunity arises to welcome and hear from a visitor from one of these South Asian countries.  Members are also informed by the publication of a regular Newsletter.

New members are always welcome. To join or simply learn more of the activities of the Fellowship contact the secretary, Rev. Canon Val Nellist, - by e-mail - or at: 28 Glamis Gardens, DALGETY BAY, KY11 5TD, Tel. 01383 824 066  Alternatively, you can download a copy of our latest information leaflet, which contains a Membership Form.

ST THOMAS UNITY LECTURE Nov. 2017
This well attended lecture was given by Revd. Dr Daniel Jeyaraj, Professor of World Christianity at Liverpool Hope University. The lecture is jointly sponsored by the Friends of the Church in India (FCI) and FOST. The Scottish lecture was hosted in the Centre for the Study of World Christianity at New College and chaired by Prof. Brian Stanley, director of the above department.
Essentially the same lecture was given to the FCI earlier and you can read an excellent summary here.


FORTY YEARS of the FELLOWSHIP of St. THOMAS
This most informative talk given by Edward Burrows at the 2013 Annual Celebration in September is available here in fuller form than appears in the January 2014 newsletter

Our sister organisation in England is the Friends of the Church in India.

 



BANGLADESH REVISITED
2017
Rev Matthew Bicket, our new President, returned to Bangladesh for another visit at the end of 2017. His interesting account of the visit can be viewed here


COLLOQUIUM on WEAVING SHANTI (PEACE)
Our secretary Rev. Val Nellist attended this Colloquium on the Occasion of the 60th Anniversary Celebration of the Fellowship of the Least Coin Movement. Her report and some photos are presented here


EDINBURGH 2010
Reports from some S. Asian delegates appear in our Aug. 2010 Newsletter


includes sermon from the Memorial Service, 2 lectures from the Seminar, a personal account of his time in India by Murdoch Mackenzie and MORE

 

 

 

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