Our Beginnings in Scotland


girl with birthday cakeIn 1984 SPRED came to Glasgow.

St Andrews & Edinburgh

SPRED started in St  Andrews & Edinburgh in 1997 with groups meeting in the Centre. Over time these groups grew and expanded until now, when there are 11 groups around the archdiocese with 6 being in the training centre, 1 being within the city and the other 4 in towns in various deaneries.


boy looking at coloured column
Over a fourteen year period 5 dioceses in Scotland provided volunteers who were prepared to do the training and make the commitment to make SPRED a fixture in parish communities. It is a long process but worth every minute of it. Perhaps the other dioceses will take up the challenge and make SPRED part of their organisations.