The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Rt Revd John Chalmers, accompanied by Mrs Liz Chalmers, recently paid a visit to the Armed Forces Chaplaincy Centre. Having themselves experienced the reality of conflict through a son injured on operations in Afghanistan, the Chalmers were keenly interested in the Visiting Officer training which took place during their visit.
The Moderator and Mrs Chalmers learned about the work that Amport House does to equip the Service community of all ranks with pastoral skills, in addition to the training of chaplains.
At the conclusion of the visit, the Moderator presented the Principal of AFCC, Monsignor Andrew McFadden QHC VG, with a powerful symbol of peace and reconciliation in the shape of a dove.
Crafted by an Arab Christian from the shattered glass of conflict, the artwork will hang in the chapel at Amport as a beautiful witness to restoration and hope.