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 – Ordinary fuel for running the race

On Monday’s we like to draw your attention to certain aspects of the Scottish Women’s Convention. For the next few weeks we’ll be telling you a bit more about the range of Seminars that are on offer.


Lives – Sileby – a large village situated in the Soar Valley between Leicester and Loughborough

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

The working title is “”Ordinary fuel for running the race” though I have been pondering “Ready Brek for the soul” – probably breach of copyright there! Perhaps “Porridge for persevering pilgrims?”

What is the seminar about?

The seminar is about how we keep going as Christians, how we keep running the race – what has God provided for us that we need to take hold of? We will discover how God’s word, His fatherly goodness to us and our communion with him in prayer, our brothers and sisters in Christ and our fellowship with them and giving and receiving in service and day dreaming about heaven will keep us running the race til the end.

Who is the seminar for?

For any one who has ever felt like giving up on the Christian life– whether due to failure, fatigue, faithlessness and anyone who is running well at the moment but is conscious that none of us are promised that following Jesus will be easy.

Why is this area important?

The longer I have been a follower of Jesus, the more I see that it is the ordinary life, the day to day keeping on that is often the silent killer of faith. Crisis of faith, tragedy – they make us more aware of the testing times, but in the day to day slog we become complacent. Yet this is where the battle is fought too. And sometimes we have been guilty of giving the pat answer “Just read your Bible, pray and go to church.” Which I endorse entirely – but I want to remind people why God has given us these gifts for our perseverance and why we should keep coming back to them with renewed joy and delight.

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

Being back in the homeland, catching up with dear friends who I don’t see often and being encouraged by their perseverance. I have been involved with the Midlands Women’s conventions over the last couple of years and I am keen to encourage this convention in Scotland, knowing how helpful it has been to women in the Midlands. And maybe having chance to enjoy a sneaky white pudding supper while I’m there!

Our venue

On Mondays we like to draw your attention to certain aspects of the Scottish Women’s Convention.  This week we are excited to introduce you to our venue.  This year the Scottish Women’s Bible Convention is happening at Charlotte Chapel on Shandwick Place, Edinburgh.  Check out their newly refurbished premises at this write up from the fiec – https://fiec.org.uk/news/article/a-2million-facelift.
This fabulous building is the venue for the Scottish Women’s Bible Convention on 8 October.  There are 600 seats and we would love to fill every one.  We’ve decided on a place for the 10ofthose bookstall, a room for nursing mums and we’re working out the best configuration for the coffee queues.  We’d love to see you there – at the Convention, not just in the queue!
Don’t forget to get your early bird tickets for £8 on Eventbrite.

A new name for the Convention!

We are now the Scottish Women’s Bible Convention.  Why?  Well, we made a mistake and didn’t realise that the name Scottish Women’s Convention was already ‘taken’ (by a registered charity).

So Scottish Women’s Bible Convention it now is.  And actually, that’s a good name because we want to have the Bible in the driving seat.  We are convinced that God speaks today through what He has spoken.  So we will open up the Bible as clearly and faithfully as we can throughout our day together.  That’s what we’re about – so we’re not sorry to add Bible to our name!

We hope to see you there.

Find us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/scottishwomensbibleconvention/

New Twitter handle – @ScotWBC

Tickets available at – http://tinyurl.com/swbc16tix

Speaker – Hebrews 12

On Monday’s we like to draw your attention to certain aspects of the Scottish Women’s Convention. We asked our speaker Carrie Sandom to share more about what she will be speaking on.  Carrie will also be running a seminar “Reading and understanding the Old Testament”.

What are you speaking about at the Scottish Women’s Convention and why?Run the Race Design

We will be looking at Hebrews 12 together under the title “Run the Race”! The longer I have been a Christian and the longer I have been in Christian ministry the more I can see that we need encouragement to keep going in the race of faith. The writer to the Hebrews knew this too and wrote to encourage his readers to fix their eyes on Jesus. We will be looking at what this means in practice and how the Lord can use even the hardest of times to spur us on.

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

Reading and understanding the Old Testament”

How can the Old Testament scriptures, written hundreds of years before Jesus was born, have any relevance for us living in the 21st century? And what do we need to bear in mind if we are going to understand them properly and then apply them today?

Why is this seminar topic important?

Many Christians find reading the Old Testament difficult and can’t see how it relates to Jesus and the New Testament, let alone how it relates to us today. But the OT is crucial to our understanding of who God is and what His purposes are throughout history. If we are to grow in our understanding of all that Jesus has done in the New Testament then we need to understand the Old Testament better. This seminar seeks to help us do just that.

Scottish Women’s Convention 2016

We are excited to announce that the first Scottish Women’s Convention will be happening this year.  It will be on 8th October 2016, at Charlotte Chapel, Shandwick Place, Edinburgh.  The Convention will be a day of faithful Bible teaching by women for women with the Lord Jesus as our focus.

Tickets prices to be confirmed