Peace Light from Bethlehem

13th December 2011

The first Service of Reception for the Peace Light from Bethlehem in Clyde Region will take place as follows:

Time: 8pm - 9pm

Location: Cathcart Trinity Church, 90 Clarkston Road, Glasgow, G44 3DA

Please let us know whether or not you will be attending: http://www.doodle.com/5zrp3f7vvqn54ef9 

Background:

Planning is now under way for Clyde Region's annual involvement in the distribution of the Bethlehem Peace Light. Initially a charitable mission, for children in need in Austria and other countries, the distribution of the Light has involved Scouts and Guides from Europe since 1990.

Each year, a child from Upper Austria fetches the light from the grotto in Bethlehem, at the site of Christ's birth and it's transported to Austria for a service of dedication and distribution at the cathedral in Vienna. From Vienna Scout representatives distribute the light across Europe. All who wish to receive the light are welcome to do so and it is used in services and kept alight at public places until Christmas.

Since 1996 members of the Deep Sea and British Rail Scout Fellowship have acted as couriers for the light for the UK. Since 2000 Glasgow Scouts (now Clyde Region) have been involved as the Scottish contacts. Each year we have managed to increase the numbers who have seen and heard of the Light. This year we expect the Light to be delivered during on Tuesday 13th December and we hope that as many Scout Groups from across Clyde Region and friends of Scouting, as possible will wish to be part of the service of reception or to have a share of the Light brought to them.

More information on the background to the Peace Light and its distribution throughout Europe, the UK and the US can be found on the Peace Light Web site www.peacelight.org.uk


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