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REDEDICATION OF PLUSCARDEN ABBEY CHURCH

EDM (Early Day Motion) 658: tabled on 04 November 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 30 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House congratulates the Benedictine Community of Pluscarden Abbey, near Elgin, on the rededication of its Abbey Church on Thursday 5 November 2015; notes that the Abbey was originally founded in 1230, but was unused from the Reformation until monastic observance was begun again in 1948; further notes the commitment of the community to the preservation of Gregorian plainchant in their monastic services and commends the welcome offered to visitors of all faiths and none seeking a peaceful retreat from the secular world; believes that the rededication of the Church is an important milestone in the Abbey's modern history, and wishes the community well as it continues to live out its motto, taken from the Bible (Haggai 2:9), in loco isto dabo pacem, meaning in this place I will give peace.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 November 2015
Livingston
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 November 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 November 2015
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 November 2015
Edinburgh South West
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2015
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 November 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty, Martin John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 November 2015
West Dunbartonshire
Flello, Robert
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2015
Stoke-on-Trent South
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 November 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Kane, Mike
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2015
Wythenshawe and Sale East
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 November 2015
Dundee West
McGarry, Natalie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 December 2015
Glasgow East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 November 2015
Falkirk
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 November 2015
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 November 2015
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 November 2015
Argyll and Bute
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 4 November 2015
South Down
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 November 2015
Strangford
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 November 2015
Glasgow South West
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2015
Walsall South
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 November 2015
Central Ayrshire
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.