The latest SPRED newsletter is out now and highlights its 25 years in the Archdiocese.

The editorial reads: "What a wonderful way to start our new SPRED year! Not only did we celebrate a new SPRED year with our Commissioning Mass on Wednesday 30 August but we also celebrated 25 years of SPRED in the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh.

"We had the joy of gathering with old friends and new, guests from other SPRED groups and a really special guest, our founder Sister Cecilia Dowd.

"We were also delighted that our former director  Emma Robertson joined us too. Archbishop Leo Cushley celebrated Mass and was joined by Fr Jeremy Milne, Fr Tony Lappin, Canon Brian Gowans, Fr Jamie Boyle, Fr Alex Davie and Deacon Tom McEvoy."

SPRED helps people with learning disabilities develop their faith and spirituality in the Archdiocese.

Read the SPRED September newsletter here. Read more about the Silver Jubilee Mass here.