A Confessing Faith: Bearing witness to what we see

Bannside Presbyterian Church, Banbridge

with Rev Dr Lesley Carroll

Lesley has been a Presbyterian minister since her ordination in 1988. Until 2016, she worked as a congregational minister in three congregations in North Belfast where her passion for social justice was strengthened by the people she met. Her commitment to building a peaceful and more reconciled society is borne out by civic service with the Consultative Group on Dealing with the Past, the NI Victims Forum and prison work. She is now Deputy Chief Commissioner at the Equality Commission and the Voice of the Victim Manager at Victim Support NI.

(From BBC website)

As the General Assembly approaches, this afternoon gathering will feature a presentation by the Rev Dr Lesley Carroll on living within a confessional tradition – the freedom it gives us and the calling it places upon us.
Following Lesley’s presentation and a brief round-table conversation, there will also be two short presentations on issues expected to feature at this year’s General Assembly, enabling us to reflect on how we might address them in light of what we have just been hearing. 
Although these conversations may be particularly helpful to General Assembly representative elders and ministers, we intend them to be of use to us all, as we engage with our own representative elders, ministers and colleagues in the weeks leading up to the General Assembly.

Light refreshments will be available from 1.30pm for those attending in person.