Peace and Justice

Wellington is a place of hospitality – open to all, irrespective of nationality, social or economic background, age or sexual orientation.  The diversity of our membership enhances our life together and is a source of much strength and enrichment . Wellington is an Affirming Congregation.

We are an outward-looking congregation, involved in and committed to contributing to the life of the community in which we are located.  We are strengthening the links which already exist with the University of Glasgow, through the appointment of an outreach worker with a specific University-focused remit.  Week by week the activities of our Crypt Café, International Club and Sunday services attract a range of students from a variety of countries and academic disciplines.  We value too the relationship we have with Hillhead High School, through the weekly CosyCafe and other events and activities.

We have a strong commitment to justice and peace issues.  Among the many groups and organisations that use our building, Scottish CND have their office here.  We have supported and promoted, both through individual members and corporately, work with asylum-seekers and refugees. We support Christan Aid and raise a large sum of money each year (c£10000 in 2014) for this and other charitable purposes,  and regularly collect for the Glasgow North-West food bank. For many years now we have pursued ecological concerns: we are a designated Eco-congregation and have twice gained an eco-congregation award.  This reflects a regular focus in worship and the congregation’s newsletter on environmental and other justice themes; our commitment to fair trade  and the work of Traidcraft (each Sunday there is a stall of goods for sale); a concern for ethical investmentenergy-saving and recycling; and the development of a small vegetable-growing garden behind the church.

If you are interested in finding out more or getting involved in any of these activities, please speak to the minister or one of the office-bearers on duty on Sundays, or contact the church office.

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