Sanctuary with musical Moderator

THE RT Rev Albert Bogle, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, will be discussing some of today’s most pressing issues at Bonar Hall at 6 p.m. this Friday as well as reading from Sanctuary, his new collection of ‘street prayers’.

As the elected figurehead of the Kirk, he might be expected to cut a solemn and austere figurehead but the Moderator has confounded expectations by fronting the Bogle Band, recording an EP of self-penned songs and expressing a liking for hip-hop.

The Bo’ness minister, who counts U2, Radiohead and Sigur Ros among his influences, says he hopes his music will help spread the Christian message to a new audience.

Forty-two events are scheduled to take place from October 24 until October 28. Leading figures from the world of fiction, poetry and the publishing industry will take part in a series of workshops, talks, and readings.

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