Abbey Summer School 2017

Published in Other News



We are delighted to announce that bookings are now open.   See the web site for more details.


The Abbey Summer School offers Christian teaching and nourishment to all who like to think about their faith. Join us this year in Edinburgh for a time to be at rest, a time for spiritual guidance, a time in Scripture, theology, and prayer, a time for laughter and for music, for worship and reflection, and for interaction and discussion.


For our theme at the main event, Julie Canlis will be considering No Man is an Island, which will bring us into dialogue with the Western predicament of individualism, and the ways that Christian faith cuts across our individualistic instincts urging us towards relationship and community. As part of the programme we’ll watch a film, Godspeed: The Pace of being Known, which involves people known and loved by us at The Abbey.


The Old Testament course begins earlier in the week and then dovetails with our main programme. Reading & Preaching the Old Testament by Iain Provan will be a must-do for many – both interested laypersons and clergy on study leave*. We know the Old Testament is important but often we don't know what to do with it. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Encounter the Old Testament in a fresh way and deepen your reading, your preaching, and your faith.
* Church of Scotland clergy can attend this course for study leave.

Please note that the date of the main event this year is 1-3 June. We do recommend that you book sooner rather than later. Our usual Early Bird offer is in place until 28th February 2017.

Do come and join us at Newhaven Church in Leith!

The Organising Team,
Matt and Julie Canlis, George and Sharon Smith, Iain Provan


Anyone wanting more information can contact those who attended last year’s Summer School:-  David and Ginnie Wilkie.

Scottish Charities No. SC008361

CCL Number: 2762281