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Hong Kong

Like me, you will be watching events in Hong Kong with great concern. None of this F&O course comes out of nowhere, I took this photo in the Autumn of 2012. Protestors are occupying an urban flyover. The police have … Continue reading

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Seated

The Camino was all very well. But I’m a cyclist at heart. You get your exercise sitting down – and you get to freewheel on the downhills which is a but difficult when you are walking. This is National Cycle … Continue reading

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With the Church of Ireland

A quick trip to Dublin to preach in St Patrick’s Cathedral – the National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland – in the centre of the city. The Service marked the start of the Academic Year for Church of Ireland … Continue reading

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A Referendum Thought #pisky #anglican

Thought for the Day on BBC Scotland this morning

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Reconciling Scotland – the local church. #pisky #Anglican

All over Scotland today, local congregations are meeting for the first time since the Referendum vote. Passions are running high. We’ve just lived through a moment at which many of the things which matter most to us about our country … Continue reading

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Finished!

Well we got there. We think we did about 110k in five days. A bit much for the feet – but very good for contact and friendship. We went to the Cqthedral is evening and saw the mighty thurible in … Continue reading

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Camino

So I’m walking the Camino with two friends – the last bit from Sarria to Compostela. It’s clear from the comments on Twitter and Facebook that this is something which people think about doing. Practicalities first – my feet are … Continue reading

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Ian Paisley

He gave good tips I guess not many people in my position could say that. I spent the summer of 1972 working as a porter in a hotel in the centre of Belfast. Ian Paisley and his political colleagues were … Continue reading

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Two or three or even more

St Peter’s, Kirkcaldy today – a congregation which has a wonderful group of lay leaders working with their new Rector, Christine Fraser. We were marking the third anniversary of the launch of their Mission Action Plan. They have kept at … Continue reading

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Animated Clergy!

I was in Glasgow yesterday for an lunchtime event run by Faith in Community Scotland and Place for Hope – invited to join them with Moderator John Chalmers and Bishop Joe Toal of Paisley. The purpose was to hear stories … Continue reading

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