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Expect a warm welcome at Glasgow 14th centenary event

Dr Laurence Whitley of Glasgow Cathedral will be the speaker at the annual Glasgow the Welcoming City celebrations. The song, dance, drama and prayer event, hosted by Glasgow Churches Together and Glasgow City Council, this year marks the 14th centenary of St Mungo (above) and the birth of the City of Glasgow.

Dr Whitley, who is known for his skill in combining knowledge with humour, will be joined at Glasgow City Chambers (below) on Sunday June 10 by Councillor Gordon Matheson and newly elected Lord Provost Sadie Docherty for special intercessions for the new city council and its leader.

A gift of a glass prism, from Glasgow Churches Together, will be presented to the city at the event. The prism is engraved with the new logo of Glasgow Churches Together that was designed by Netta Ewing and created by Stewart Soutar of West Kilbride.

There will also be two short readings from the 12th century Life of Kentigern and from the Bible and also prayers for the wellbeing of Glasgow and its citizens old and new with the ‘prayer for the city’ available on a bookmark for people to take home with them if they wish.

Among the other highlights of the celebrations, supported by the St Mungo Singers and Stephen Callaghan of the Archdiocese of Glasgow Arts Project (AGAP), will be an especially composed song performed by children’s group singing.

Supporters of the event include Aisling Gheal and friends, harpist Carissa Bovill, the South Side Fiddlers, the Stewart School of Dancing and Turnbull High School. Visitors will be welcomed to the banqueting hall by the dancers and the South Side Fiddlers will be the entertainment during the refreshments afterwards.

— Glasgow the Welcoming City takes place in the City Chambers on Sunday June 10 at 3pm and all are welcome to the celebration and refreshments afterwards


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