Running Order

Running order for Scottish Women’s Bible Convention 2022

9am Doors Open and bookshop open

10am Session 1

11.15am Break and bookstall open.

12noon Session 2 – Seminars

1pm Lunch

2pm Session 3

3pm Finish. The bookstall will remain open.

Please bring your own lunch, or visit local cafes to get something. If you have your own keep-cup, please do bring that along.


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.

Karen Soole, from Lancaster, will be leading a seminar called Liberated: How the Bible exalts and dignifies women. Equality for all people is a foundational principle in our culture and embedded in our law. However religion is often blamed for promoted inequality especially towards women. What are we to do when the world says the Bible’s view of women is utterly abhorrent? What are we to make of passages that make us fear they might be right?

Amy Wicks, from Glasgow, will be leading a seminar called ‘What is church?’. It’s easy to think about church in terms of things that we do – church is where we hear from God’s
word, where we sing, where we do community. But what actually is the church? We’ll be looking
at what God says about the church, and how that shapes our relationship with church and the
people in it.

Carrie Sandom, from Tunbridge Wells will be leading a seminar called God’s sovereignty when hard times strike. Life often takes an unexpected turn – redundancy, financial difficulties, health crises, broken relationships and sudden bereavement – but does that mean God is no longer in control or that He no longer loves us? Is He punishing us for something we did in the past? These are questions that often come into our minds, whether we’re the ones going through a hard time or seeking to help others who are. How does God’s word help us to understand these trials and what comfort is there for those who are struggling?

What you need to know

There are now only 3 sleeps until the 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. If you can give bring your own keep-cup that would be great.
  • Do give yourself time to sign up for your Seminars. Check out the blog for information on the seminars.
  • The first session will start at 10am and the last session will be finished just after 3pm.
  • There will be a bookstall provided by, 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 of 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.
  • 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. There will be a reduced train service on Saturday so do check out Scotrail for the changes and do plan accordingly.
  • 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. 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 if you have any questions.  Also, do remember in your prayers our speaker and the seminar leaders as they finalise their preparations.

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