Fellowship Group

The Fellowship Group is an open group welcoming people of all ages who enjoy discussion, prayer and fellowship. It meets twice a month on Wednesdays 7.30pm-9pm in the Synod Hall. The convener is Neil Parker. Ideas and queries can be forwarded to Neil on office@thecathedral.org.uk

Some upcoming meetings:

Wednesday 15 January 2014 at 7.30pm
Jim McKillop will talk to the group on Personal beliefs and the practice of Medicine in a secular society. In his talk Jim will discuss the conflicts which may arise when doctors and patients hold different personal beliefs about the ethics or morality of particular clinical situations or treatments. He will approach the topic from the basis of guidance given to doctors by the General Medical Council, the regulator of the medical profession. Time will be left for questions and discussion.
Jim has been a practicing physician for 40 years and was Professor of Medicine at the University of Glasgow from 1989 till his retiral in 2011. He is one of six medical members of the Council of the GMC and from 2010 – 2012 chaired the review of the GMC’s core ethical guidance to doctors, “Good Medical Practice”. This includes additional guidance on “Personal Beliefs and Medicine”. The texts of the new guidance, published in March 2013, are available at http://www.gmc-uk.org/guidance/index.asp

Wednesday 5 February 2014 at 7.30pm
Andrew Frater from Cairns Church, Milngavie will talk to the group on the theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Wednesday 19 February 2014 at 7.30pm
David Kenvyn will give a talk entitled ‘Nelson Mandela and me’

Wednesday 5 March 2014 at 7.30pm
Michael Hitchman will be giving a talk (subject to be confirmed)