What you need to know

There are now only 11 sleeps until the first ever Scottish Women’s Bible Convention.  I hope you are all as excited as the planning committee.  To make the most of the day there are a few things which we thought it would be useful for you all to know.

  • Firstly, doors will open at 9am and tea & coffee with be available.  Do give yourself time to sign up for your seminars.
  • The first session will start at 10am and the last session will be finished by 4.30pm.
  • There will be a bookstall provided by 10ofthose.com, so do come prepared to purchase some awesome books!
  • Nursing Mums are more than welcome to bring their baby.  There is be a room with a video feed available, if you want to breastfeed in privacy.
  • Lunch is not provided but there are plenty places nearby to pick up some lunch, or why not bring something with you so you can use the lunchtime period to have fellowship with one another.  There will be more information on lunch spots in the convention programme.
  • Charlotte Chapel is situated at 58 Shandwick Place and is easily accessible by public transport.  The train is an easy option as Haymarket is a 10 minute walk from Charlotte Chapel.  Tram or bus stops are just outside the church.  The Lothian Bus website will give you all the information needed.  Parking around Charlotte is all on-street parking and pay and display.  Melville Street is the best place to aim for.  There is a NCP multi-story carpark nearby as well.  It is possible to park a little further out where is it free on a Saturday and walk the rest.  Edinburgh Council has an interactive map which shows the parking restrictions and where it is free to park on Saturday.  If you are coming from Glasgow or over a bridge an alternative would be to park and ride at Ingliston You can park for free and then get the tram into town.  The tram stop is 2 mins walk from the church.

Please do get in touch at scottishwomensbibleconvention@gmail.com if you have any questions.  Also do remember in your prayers our speaker and the seminar leaders as they finalise their preparations.

Tickets are still available for £10 from – tinyurl.com/swbc16tix


On arrival at the Scottish Women’s Bible Convention everyone will need to sign up for their seminar.  To avoid long queues, we’d encourage everyone to have decided beforehand what they’d like to sign up for.  Below are the seminar description with links to the post from the seminar leader sharing more about the topic.
Morning seminars
This seminar will look at how to endure when life and ministry sucks.
How to use the means God has given to keep us going in the Christian life.
The joy set before us – Agnes Brough
A good look forward to the New Creation – to encourage us to run the race to the end.
Afternoon seminars
How to read, understand and apply the Old Testament today.
Being godly online – Rachel Sloan
Help to think through what can be embraced and what should be rejected in digital technology.
Keeping going in evangelism – Katie Piggot and Karen Clark
Lots of help and motivation to keep sharing the good news of Christ with others.
Tickets for £10 can be bought from – tinyurl.com/swbc16tix

Seminar – Keeping Going in Evangelism


The last seminar to tell you about is on a topic in the Christian life which can fill many of us with dread or guilt.  But we hope this seminar will spur on us to enjoy telling others about Jesus.  Karen and Katie tell us more.





Lives – Edinburgh and Glasgow

What is the title of your seminar at the Scottish Women’s Convention?

Keeping Going in Evangelism

What is the seminar about?

We all find evangelism hard… but we know it is such an important aspect of what we are called to do… so how do we keep going when things are tough? With spiritual encouragements, practical suggestions and some opportunities to spur on one another we hope this seminar will help us all to keep reaching out with the gospel.

Who is the seminar for?

Anyone who loves Jesus and wants others to know him too.

Why is this area important?

Incredibly God in his wisdom has given us the most incredible life saving message to share with others. But because of opposition and our own weakness, we need to be encouraged to savour and share this message. Our testimony is that Jesus is the Saviour of the world. He is the only way to be saved, that is why sharing the good news of Jesus Christ is so important.

Besides your seminar, what one thing about the Scottish Women’s Convention are you looking forward to and why?

Karen: I am looking forward to hearing God’s word taught by Carrie, a gifted and godly woman, and hoping to be encouraged to keep going in my own work and ministry.

Katie: I am excited that women from all over Scotland will come together united in Christ to be taught from God’s word. I hope that we will all go home from the conference encouraged to keep following Jesus, emboldened to share the truth with others and full of thankfulness that we belong to Him.

Tickets for £10 can still be bought from – tinyurl.com/swbc16tix