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St Salvator’s in St Andrews

          St Salvator’s is one of two University Chapels in St Andrews.  It’s a magnificent building – dating back to 15th Century.  Now and again I get the opportunity of preaching there – which I did … Continue reading

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Candlemas

We were in All Saints, St Andrews, last night for Candlemas.  Those who know All Saints will understand that we were immersed in – or illuminated by – the riches of liturgy.  If you haven’t explored this distinctive strand of … Continue reading

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Holocaust  #pisky

   I’ve been at the Scottish Holocaust Memorial Event in Falkirk tonight. It’s always a deeply impressive event – strong on the involvement of local schools.  It’s about the need to imprint something of the horror on the minds of … Continue reading

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Looking back at the Primates Meeting #pisky #anglican

It’s time I began to think about the longer term implications of the Primates Meeting.  But I was asked to contribute an article to the Church Times this week – which reflects a more immediate response Church Times – Primates … Continue reading

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After the Primates Meeting #pisky #primates2016 #anglican

It was a difficult week – very difficult.  I’m working on some material for the church press and I need a little time to think and digest. I did some Radio material – Radio 4 Sunday Programme tomorrow – and … Continue reading

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What I hope for from the Primates Meeting #pisky #anglican

I have been reflecting on what the Primates Meeting next week means for me.  It’s the second one which I have attended.  It will clearly  not be an easy meeting – but it is important that all Primates will be … Continue reading

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What I hope for at the Primates Meeting

I have been reflecting on what the Primates Meeting next week means for me.  It’s the second one which I have attended.  It will clearly  not be an easy meeting – but it is important that all Primates will be … Continue reading

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Columba Declaration – time for a rethink #pisky #anglican

I ended my earlier blog post by suggesting that there are aspects of the agreement envisaged by the Columba Declaration which will cause real difficulty in the relationship between the Scottish Episcopal Church and the Church of England.    Members … Continue reading

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The Columba Declaration – ecumenical relationships in Scotland #pisky #anglican

The Church of Scotland and the Church of England announced the Columba Declaration on the morning of Christmas Eve. Because the launch has been so public, this has stirred considerable feeling and concern in the Scottish Episcopal Church. Therefore I … Continue reading

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Preaching in the Cathedral in Kolkata #pisky #anglican

A visit to India is never particularly easy. It’s heat, noise, crowds and the time difference. Then there is the food that you are apprehensive about eating in case you get Delhi belly. And then there are the cross cultural … Continue reading

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