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One in 11 million #pisky

  Unusually for me, I have a nice car at present.  Since you are asking, it’s a reasonably new VW Golf Estate 1.6 TDI Bluemotion.  Which of course puts me in the front rank of polluters and cheaters of the … Continue reading

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Meeting on Cumbrae #pisky

Overnight on the island of Great Cumbrae with the College of Bishops this week. If you don’t know Scotland, Cumbrae is an island in the middle of the Clyde so you get that ‘away from it all’ feeling. We try … Continue reading

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Suspiciously like the church

We reached the end of the Eucharist in St John’s, Alloa, last Sunday. But it took a while before I could say ‘Go in peace to love and serve the Lord’ People – lots of them – kept standing up … Continue reading

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Retreating

Another window – another view. This one is from Alnmouth Friary, which is a house of the Society of St Francis, on the Northumbrian Coast. It’s a gloriously beautiful place and I’m here with a group of our clergy who … Continue reading

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Round and round

I visited Christian Aid’s Tax Justice Tour bus in Bristo Square, Edinburgh, yesterday with a group of Scottish Church Leaders. This bus has been trundling around Britain drawing attention to the amounts of tax which companies and corporations don’t pay … Continue reading

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Jubilee

Well I did get home in the end – Friday evening on the train, I really like the London-Edinburgh journey, it’s a classic railway trip. But this was pretty grim. Or maybe I just wasn’t in the mood. On Sunday, … Continue reading

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A Folding Church?

Well our General Synod was many things – but this of course was the ultimate eco-statement. Three Bromptons – self with Kennedy and David Frazer managed the various aspects of geekery for us. My arrival at Synod – and subsequent … Continue reading

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Blessed bicycles

You will know that I have a ‘thing’ about cycling. I suppose we could shimmy left and think about what it is – maybe the mechanical almost-perfection and simplicity of a bicyle; or maybe it’s a way of revisiting childhood … Continue reading

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Ready for the net

All calm on the River Tay this afternoon as we walked on the North Inch. During the week, I had a swift pedal on the Brompton up towards Almondbank – still searching for that balanced clergy lifestyle as suggested at … Continue reading

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In prison and you visited me …

‘It’s a biblical imperative,’ I said.  ‘That’s why churches care about prisons.’  The person to whom I had addressed such a random remark clearly decided that I had been captured by aliens Still – I thought it was important to … Continue reading

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