URC Moderator meets Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey

Clare Haughey MSP has met with representatives from United Reformed Church this week as part of the Meet Your MSP project.

Rev John Sanderson, minister of Rutherglen URC, and Rev David Pickering, Moderator of the URC National Synod of Scotland invited Clare to meet with them at Rutherglen URC to introduce themselves, and discuss both her role as a constituency MSP and issues of concern to them.  The conversation covered a diverse range of topics including homelessness, taxation, the NHS, and road signage, as each shared something of their vision for Scotland.

Clare said:

“It was fantastic to meet the Church leaders and hear about the concerns of the local members of the United Reformed Church. Rutherglen has strong faith communities, and meeting Rev Sanderson and Rev Pickering from the URC was an opportunity to hear the concerns of both the local church and of the Moderator of the URC in Scotland.”

John Sanderson expressed appreciation that Clare had met with them adding:

“It’s always good to meet people face to face. You not only get to know them as a person but you also get a valuable insight into the things they are passionate about within our society. Hopefully having made this initial link we can now build on that as the church seeks to play its part in shaping the future of this wonderfully diverse and socially compassionate nation.”