Mary Slessor: Keeping the legacy alive in the Church of Scotland
2015 is the centenary of the death of Mary Slessor. Mary was a woman of faith and courage who dedicated her life to serving her Lord in Calabar, Nigeria.
If you would like to hear more about Mary Slessor, please contact Dona Robertson by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Options for talks at your meetings are :
- A brief summary of Mary’s life and work along with period slides from Mary’s life
- A visit to Calabar: Dona and another member of The Steeple Church visited Calabar in January 2015. They saw the places where Mary lived and worked, shared in the centenary celebrations there, and saw planned projects which demonstrates Mary’s continuing legacy in Calabar today. Hear their experiences.
- A combination of 1& 2
To find out more about Mary Slessor some books and online resources are suggested below.
Some suggested reading:
Mary Slessor of Calabar – Pioneer Missionary by W.P. Livingstone (1916)
God and One Redhead: Mary Slessor of Calabar by Carol Christian & Gladys Plummer (1970)
Mary Slessor: The Barefoot Missionary by Elizabeth Robertson (2001)
Mary Slessor: Everyone’s Mother by Jeanette Hardage (2010)
Mary Slessor: A Life on the Altar for God by Bruce McLennan (2014)