Welcome to Christine

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We cast our net wide in this diocese. This is Revd Christine Scott, who is a priest of the Diocese of Waikato and Taranaki in the Province of Aotearoa. She has been with us for the past few weeks – spending part of her sabbatical taking a look at how Casting the Net goes in our diocese.

How did that come about? Well, a range of contacts. Our own Karen and Philip Gaskell met Christine in New Zealand. I have contact with Archbishop Philip Richardson which goes back to our Bible Study Group at the last Lambeth Conference and to the ACC meeting in Auckland in 2012.

Christine has been spending time In our congregations – finding out what works and what doesn’t work. The challenge is the same whether e context is Perthshire or New Zealand. It’s about how to help small and faithful congregations to find new hope and confidence. She has been gracious enough to say that she thinks we aren’t doing too badly at that …

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