Civic Reception to honour St Andrew’s Cathedral

Bishop Anne with Bishop Hugh, RC Bishop of Aberdeen, and the Lord Provost. Above – Bishop Anne pictured with the Lord Provost, Heather Ingman, Ferdinand von Prodzynski.

A Civic Reception was held by the Lord Provost of Aberdeen on the evening of 15 May in the Town House. The Lord Provost was honouring the cathedral for the contribution made to the well-being of the City, and noting the consecration of the first female bishop in Scotland.

In his speech before the dinner, Barney Crockett reflected on the significant contribution made by the Scottish Episcopal Church to the region, both historically and at the present time in outreach to those often experiencing poverty and exclusion . In response, Cathedral Patron Ferdinand von Prodzynski spoke about the roots and history of Scottish Episcopalians, noting the importance of the Diocese in the emergence of the Anglican Communion.

After dinner the Bishop spoke about the role of the cathedral in the city and diocese. The text of her speech can be found here.

Present at this event were Cathedral Trustees and those who contribute to the regular acts of service and worship that are offered at St Andrew’s, together with ecumenical and civic partners from the City of Aberdeen.