A new chapter began in the life of Holy Trinity, Stirling, last night with the institution of Rev Christoph Wutscher as Rector. Christoph is a priest of deep faith and wide experience – with roots in church music. It was clear last night that this is one of those special moments – when the vocation of the priest and the vocation of the congregation are aligned.
I don’t often preach at Institution Services – but I did at this one and explored the nature of vocation. Which is where I found Rowan Williams’ comment that ‘vocation is what is left when all the games have stopped’.