From the Firth of Forth to the Indian Ocean


As summer holiday cruises become increasingly popular, two Open House contributors highlight the changing role of the church’s ministry to seafarers.  Honor looks at its history, and Alison at one chaplain’s journey from the Firth of Forth to the Indian Ocean. Continue reading

The heartstone pilgrimage


Pilgrimage seems to be the thing at the moment.  Not only the phenomenal popularity of all the various branches of the Camino to Compostela, but also near home, revivals of old pilgrimages such as to Whithorn and St Andrews and the creation of new ones such as the St Cuthbert’s and the St Oswald’s Ways, both of which I have enjoyed walking.  The present piece, however, is about making a walk I do several times a week into something meaningful enough to be called a pilgrimage, and, I hope, may encourage others to do similarly with their favourite walks. Continue reading

A birthday tribute to Ian Fraser

TIM DUFFY. Church of Scotland minister, writer and theologian Dr Ian Fraser, who served on the board of Open House for many years, will be 100 years old this month.  An old friend pays tribute to the man he calls Scotland’s liberation theologian. Continue reading

Feb/Mar 2020

In June 2019 Open House held a conference exploring possible new directions for the Catholic Church in Scotland. See conference papers.

Open House also held a conference on the role of lay people in the governance of the Catholic Church in November 2013. See conference papers.