Our latest church project will raise funds for a new multi-faith Courts Chaplaincy service in Edinburgh. The initiative is to provide a team of multi-faith chaplains at the Sheriff Court in Edinburgh who will provide an independent, confidential listening and support service to court users of all faiths and none. The service will provide support and training to volunteers.
The courts’ users who would benefit from the new service are people attending the Edinburgh Sheriff Court – victims and witnesses of crime; those accused of committing offences; spouses, partners, families and friends of the above; court officials and other staff; solicitors; probation service staff; court interpreters; and members of the public
attending court out of general interest.
Our Superintendent Minister, Andrew Letby, has been closely involved in this initiative, and would be happy to provide any further information.