Friday, 5 July 2013

Sponsors: Edinburgh City Centre Churches Together

ALTHOUGH Just Festival rightly has a global vision, it value its local roots and connections with civic organisations, charities, communities, faith bodies and churches.

Edinburgh City Centre Churches Together is an ecumenical grouping of three churches in the New Town: St Cuthbert's on Lothian Road (Church of Scotland), St John's on Princes Street (Scottish Episcopal Church) and St Andrew's & St George's West on George Street and Shandwick Place (Church of Scotland).

Working together on a number of projects, Together aims to demnstrate the Christian message in word and deed while engaging with those in the city centre on a daily basis.

Projects it supports include the Just Festival, workplace chaplaincy, Christian Aid, work with the homeless and links with organisations such as the City Centre Neighbourhood Partnership.

Together was formed at a special service held in October 2008 attended by senior representatives of the Church of Scotland and the Episcopal Church of Scotland and by City Councillors including the Provost.

 It replaces the former ecumenical grouping of West End Churches Together (WECT), which itself replaced the Council of West End Churches (CWEC).

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