I know I am a fairly hardened church-goer. But the two and a half hours of Mark Strange’s Consecration today in Inverness must be something of a record. The episcopal posterior was certainly hardened by the time we finished. But never mind – it was another day when the SEC pretended – with some success – to be 25 times bigger than it really is and Mark will bring a welcome shot of renewed energy with him. As always I sat and pondered – as always I find these things quite emotional. The words that ‘got’ me today were in the blessing as he was ‘seated’ – ‘May you lead with courage and guide with love’. I’ll ponder that one.