In the Bible we read about people facing all kinds of challenges, sometimes in dark and lonely places. But just when it seemed most dark, God’s light dawned.
Nothing can stop Glen! Last year, in the middle of the pandemic, we met entirely online and did many of the things that make the Provincial Youth Week so special. We learnt that no matter what, we can still see each other’s faces, talk, laugh, explore our faith, have fun and worship together. We don’t yet know quite what form Glen 21 will take: in person, online, or a blend of the two. However, we will make a final decision on 1 May 2021. Bookmark this page and check back for updates. If it’s going to be an in-person event, we will let you and your church know what it will cost.
The cost of Glen depends on whether it’s an in-person or an online event. If Glen21 takes place in Perthshire, there is a cost—usually split three ways between the Province (the Scottish Episcopal Church), the delegate’s home church and the delegate’s family. Fees are explained in the application when it becomes available. There is no cost to attend Glen21 online.
A lot of folk think so, but don’t take our word for it. If you want to know more about Glen, ask someone who’s been. Get in touch using the contact information below. (You can read about the most recent in-person Glen in this newsletter, and you can find out more about Glen Online here.)
Glen is short for Glenalmond in Perth and Kinross, Scotland, where the Youth Week has happened for many years.
You sleep in a proper bed! Don’t worry; you won’t be camping: Glen takes place at a boarding school (Glenalmond College), so we use the boarding houses. There are single and double rooms, and you have the option of saying who you would like to share a room with.
Delicious! There is lots of it, and plenty of choice: if you want to, you can have bacon and eggs or a croissant and coffee for breakfast, a hot lunch (e.g., pasta bake) and a big dinner (e.g., chicken, roast potatoes and vegetables). There is a salad bar, too. The school is used to catering for food preferences and allergies, so vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free options are available.
The Youth Week is open to anyone in the Scottish Episcopal Church who is in secondary education and those under 18 years old who have left full-time education.
The young people who come to Glen are called delegates. We don’t refer to you as ‘the kids’ or ‘the teenagers’. You are ‘the delegates’ because you are representatives of your churches all over Scotland.
Glen is for young people in the Scottish Episcopal Church, and we want you to have a home church so that your faith can be encouraged all year round, not just at Glen. Part of Glen’s cost is paid for by your church, so it’s important you are connected with a congregation. However, we understand there may be reasons why you and your family don’t currently belong to a local church. If this is the case, talk to us; use the contact information below. We will be glad to hear from anyone who wants to come to Glen.
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