Holy Socks at CRE

With CRE 2017 just a few months away, I've been looking at some of the photos from CRE's gone by.

The first venture of Holy Socks to The Christian Resources Exhibition was in October 2002 in Edinburgh.  

There are several things that make any exhibition for me. The people who visit the Holy Socks stand, their reaction to and comments on Holy Socks.  It's always great to chat with people, who are now old friends. My abiding memory of that first event was of the many and diverse areas God calls his followers to serve in.  I had never heard of Send a Cow. but loved it at first sight and hearing.  It made me, then and still, want to bring everyone (particularly those who had no knowledge of God) and show them what God was up to. 

It was two years and four months since Holy Socks had started their walk. We didn't have many designs but our best seller was Daniel and the Lions. 

I was helped by Jane Mackichan who had been my tutor on The Life of Prayer course which I had completed through the Scottish Churches Open College. Sadly I didn't take so many pictures in those days and don't have any of the stand - or Jane. 

Someone took a photo of the then Bishop of Edinburgh who opened the exhibition and then visited our stand.  

We were also mentioned in The Scotsman article: http://www.scotsman.com/news/clothes-cross-line-between-faith-and-fashions-1-860697

It's sometimes difficult to make the time to go round the exhibition and see all that's on offer, but it's so worthwhile and so useful to find out what God has got His followers involved in.  In 2002, I hadn't a clue what God had planned for Holy Socks!

Carpenter at work

The Holy Socks Carpenter has been busy again and produced a lovely stand. 

What will we put on it?

Some of our Glory Golf Balls .....

and some Biblical Brollies.

All set and ready to go to @CREonline in October.  Look forward to seeing you there.

Holy Socks @ SPRF

Holy Socks is a member of the Scottish Pilgrim Routes Forum and we went along to Govan Old Church for the spring meeting on April 27th. 

We were introduced to ‘Saints and Stones – the Christian legacy of Govan Old’ by Alan Macquarrie – author and Council member, Friends of Govan Old.  

We were also updated on the development of pilgrim routes the length and breadth of Scotland, from Orkney to Whithorn and Iona to St. Andrews and most points in between. 

Find out more about pilgrimage in Scotland from the SPRF site.

Thanks to Julia Muir Watt (Whithorn Way) and Sarah Kettles (Fife Pilgrim Way) for the photos.

And speaking of Rallying with Holy Socks .....

here are some photos of the car, driver Jock Armstrong and co-driver Paula Swinscoe.

The Contest at Mearns Castle

A couple of years later CRE returned to Edinburgh and Holy Socks brought along our new Glory Golf Balls. These caught the imagination of Fred Macauley who at that time did the morning live programme on BBC Radio Scotland.  He and CRE press officer, Steve Goddard are featured in this live broadcast.

Rallying with Holy Socks at CRE, Edinburgh

Last time we were in Edinburgh, the rally car came too! 

Since 2009, the now double Scottish Rally Champion Jock Armstrong has gone "Rallying with Holy Socks" and he brought the car to Ingliston to the Holy Socks stand. 

The rally car starred on the Holy Socks stand. 

The rally car starred on the Holy Socks stand. 

Been to .......

The Inaugural Global Congress on Sports and Christianity in York, August 24th - 28th. Look forward to showing off our sports related Holy Socks.