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Moderator Welcomed to Scotland Office

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Scotland Office Minister David Mundell and Advocate General Lord Wallace of Tankerness QC, welcomed the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland to Dover House for the Moderator's lunch as part of his annual visit to Westminster.

Scotland Office Minister David Mundell and Advocate General Lord Wallace of Tankerness QC, welcomed the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland to Dover House today, for the Moderator’s lunch as part of his annual visit to Westminster.

David Mundell said: “It is always a pleasure to welcome the Moderator to the Scotland Office, was has been an annual tradition for over 50 years”.

“Mr Bogle is a man of many parts, through Facebook and Twitter he has embraced the opportunities offered by social media to provide the wider community with a unique insight into what the role of the Moderator entails”.

Lord Wallace said: “As we approach St Andrew’s Day, it was a privilege to listen to the Moderator’s challenging and encouraging message.  The tireless dedication of Mr Bogle’s work within the Church of Scotland and the wider community sets an example of commitment and leadership.  Combined with his charitable work for The Vine Trust helping some of the poorest children and communities around the world, Mr Bogle has made a profound impact at a local, national and international level during his year in office.”

The Right Reverend Albert Bogle led an ecumenical service in the Crypt Chapel of the House of Commons which featured a lesson delivered by Lord Wallace. He then attended Prime Minister’s Questions at the House of Commons.