With approval and advice from the Trustees of the Diocese of Dunkeld, as from Monday, 31st July 2017, the St Ninian Institute at Lawside will be closing down. Bishop Stephen Robson paid tribute to Mr David Meiklejohn who has been the Director of the Institute since 2012.

“I would like to thank all of those who have supported this initiative and who have provided and benefitted from the successful conferences, retreats, lectures and arts events experienced throughout the past five years.”

“The Diocese of Dunkeld remains committed to the provision of high quality pastoral education at all levels as we now face new challenges ahead.”

David Meiklejohn, Director at the St Ninian Institute, stated, “it has been a real privilege working with so many wonderful people in the Diocese and beyond. Their level of dedication, support and good humour is both exceptional and inspirational.”

Mr Meiklejohn also had a special word of thanks the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters. “The Sisters made every effort to ensure that the comfort and well-being of all those visiting was given a high priority.”

Bishop Stephen added, “From now onward we will regroup our pastoral services primarily in the convent building, the central part of our pastoral centre, and use the curial building to its maximum potential as we seek other outlets or use for the upper building.”

It’s is good to know that great work of the Sisters will continue at the Diocesan Centre.

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