ETS Annual Opening Service 2017

Everyone is warmly invited to attend the Annual Opening Ceremony on Monday 4th September which will formally mark the beginning of the Academic Year here at Edinburgh Theological Seminary.

This year’s Annual Opening Service will take place at 7.30 pm in the newly refurbished premises of St Columba’s Free Church of Scotland, Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW.

Holding the service at St Columba’s Free Church, located to the rear of the Seminary, ensures that there is ample room for students and their families, as well as friends and supporters of the work of ETS, all of whom are warmly invited to attend.

The service will be chaired by the Principal, Rev Iver Martin, and it is our privilege to have Rev Robin Sydserff, Chalmers Church, Edinburgh, giving the opening address.

We are always truly grateful to the Lord for the number of students who have either begun or are are continuing their theological studies at ETS in this new session. Making provision for this has been both exciting and challenging.

A Time of Fellowship and Encouragement

We do hope that you will be able to join us on the evening as the presence of supporters and friends is always a huge encouragement to all who work at ETS, as well as to present and incoming students. This service offers a time for mutual fellowship before the busy work of the new session begins.
Please pray that staff and students would know the directing hand of God as they continue to prepare for a life-long mission of serving the Lord.

Meet the Guest Speaker

Robin Sydserff is the minister at Chalmers Church, Edinburgh.

Robin’s key responsibilities at Chalmers include preaching, leadership of the Elders and staff team, strategy and pastoral care.  

Prior to coming to Edinburgh in 2009, Robin spent four years as Director of Ministry at The Proclamation Trust in London. Robin is married to Sally and they have three children.

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