2017 Guest Lecture “Full LGBT acceptance in the Church? – Charting the way forward in Ireland and Scotland” & Annual General Meeting

Very Rev Kelvin Holdsworth, Provost of St Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow

Our Guest Lecture & AGM for 2017 takes place on Saturday 28 October @ 2 PM. We are delighted to announce that our guest lecturer will be the renowned provost of St Mary’s Cathedral Glasgow, the Very Revd. Kelvin Holdsworth, who will speak to us on the topic “Full LGBT acceptance in the Church? – Charting the way forward in Ireland and Scotland”.  St Mary’s is the cathedral church for the United Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway in the Scottish Episcopal Church, which is in full membership of the worldwide Anglican Communion.


Earlier this year, the Scottish Episcopal Church (SEC) recognised the equality of same-sex couples in the family of God and ratified same-sex marriage within the Scottish Episcopal Church.  Kelvin has been one of the leading figures on the SEC’s journey toward this momentous decision.  In 2013 The Independent on Sunday included him in their Pink List – their annual celebration of key figures in the UK who come from the LGBT communities. Kelvin, in his own words is “one of the more outspoken members of the clergy who happen to be gay.”  He writes quite a lot about this in his blog What’s in Kelvin’s Head


Map for venue, Click to enlarge

The venue is the Molesworth Hall, Molesworth Place, Off Molesworth Street, Dublin 2. This is located to the rear of St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, and we are very grateful to Canon David Gillespie and the vestry of St Ann’s for making the venue available to us.  The afternoon will commence with a celebration of Holy Communion at 2 PM. The keynote address by Very Revd. Kelvin Holdsworth is @ 2:45 PM. Refreshments will follow at 3.30 PM. The AGM starts @ 4:00 PM



New members are always welcome.