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The Scottish Waldensian Society was founded at a public meeting in Edinburgh in 1850, arising from the interest of Church People in Scotland for the ancient Reformed Church, the Chiesa Valdese Evangelica (Waldensian Evangelical Church). The Church traces its origins to the early reform movements of the 12 and 13th centuries in Europe. The Society has fostered links for over 150 years between the Churches in Scotland in the Reformed tradition – Church of Scotland and Free Churches – with exchanges of people, including students at the Theology Faculties of the Scottish Universities and at the Waldensian Theological College in Rome. The Waldensians have, since the unification of Italy in 1861, taken an active role in evangelisation, along with other Reformed Churches. This led to the union of the Waldensians and the Italian Methodist Churches towards the end of the 20th century.

 

The Society records its appreciation of the continuing support of all its members most warmly. Likewise, donations for  the ongoing work will be most welcome, and Gift Aid Declarations can be provided to donors who pay UK tax. The Society is usually able to provide a Speaker and a video or CD, for presentations to any interested organisations, who may wish to know more of the work of the Waldensian and Methodist Church and Community in Italy. Requests for further information, including copies of the Waldensian Review, will be welcomed.

The Scottish Waldensian Society was founded at a public meeting in Edinburgh in 1850, arising from the interest of Church People in Scotland for the ancient Reformed Church, the Chiesa Valdese Evangelica (Waldensian Evangelical Church). The Church traces its origins to the early reform movements of the 12 and 13th centuries in Europe. The Society has fostered links for over 150 years between the Churches in Scotland in the Reformed tradition – Church of Scotland and Free Churches – with exchanges of people, including students at the Theology Faculties of the Scottish Universities and at the Waldensian Theological College in Rome. The Waldensians have, since the unification of Italy in 1861, taken an active role in evangelisation, along with other Reformed Churches. This led to the union of the Waldensians and the Italian Methodist Churches towards the end of the 20th century.

 

The Society records its appreciation of the continuing support of all its members most warmly. Likewise, donations for  the ongoing work will be most welcome, and Gift Aid Declarations can be provided to donors who pay UK tax. The Society is usually able to provide a Speaker and a video or CD, for presentations to any interested organisations, who may wish to know more of the work of the Waldensian and Methodist Church and Community in Italy. Requests for further information, including copies of the Waldensian Review, will be welcomed.

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Photographs from Synod at Torre Pellice, 2014. On the photograph with the 3 ladies, this shows from left to right: (a) one of the leading German delegates, (b) Carola Tron, Moderator of the Waldensian Board in South America, and (c) Susan Brown, then Convenor of the Church of Scotland Board of World Mission.