ETS Opening Service & Livestream

Monday 6th September 2021 at 7.30pm St Columba’s Free Church, Edinburgh. Attend in-person or join us via livestream.

Monday 6th September 2021 at 7.30pm
St Columba’s Free Church, Edinburgh

Everyone is warmly invited to attend the Opening Service on Monday 6th September which will formally mark the beginning of the Academic Year here at Edinburgh Theological Seminary.

We are delighted that this year’s Opening Service will once again take place at 7.30pm in St Columba’s Free Church of Scotland, Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW.

If you are unable to attend in person, you can watch via livestream:

The service will be chaired by Principal Iver Martin, and it is our privilege to have Dr Christopher Wright delivering the opening address. Dr Christopher Wright is Global Ambassador and Ministry Director of Langham Partnership, an organisation which provides literature, scholarships, and preaching training for pastors in Majority World churches and seminaries.

Dr Wright has written many books including commentaries on Deuteronomy, Jeremiah, Lamentations, and Ezekiel, The Mission of God, Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit, Old Testament Ethics for the People of God, and Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament. Chris spent five years teaching the Old Testament at Union Biblical Seminary in India, and thirteen years as academic dean and then principal of All Nations Christian College. He was chair of the Lausanne Theology Working Group from 2005-2011 and the chief architect of The Cape Town Commitment from the Third Lausanne Congress, 2010.

A Time of Fellowship and Encouragement

We 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.


For those who are unable to join us in person, a livestream will be available on St Columba’s Free Church Youtube Channel:

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