Open House Conference -16th November 2013

Speakers notes now available on the following links (in PDF format)

Dr Helen Costigane SHCJ Rev Professor David Jasper Very Rev Sheilagh Kesting

Dr Helen Costigane SHCJ outlined the opportunities currently open to lay people under canon law, and considered what the future might hold. Theologian Revd Professor David Jasper responded from the Episcopalian tradition and Very Rev Sheilagh Kesting from the Church of Scotland.

Helen Costigane
A member of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus. She teaches Canon Law and Christian Ethics at Heythrop College, University of London, and is a visiting lecturer at KU Leuven, Belgium.

David Jasper
Distinguished Overseas Professor at Renmin University of China.

Sheilagh Kesting
The Ecumenical Officer of the Church of Scotland and was the first woman minister to become Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland

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.