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Bishop Anne

Alison and I were in every sense fortunate to be at the consecration of Bishop Anne. We caught what proved to be one of the last trains from Edinburgh and we had to stay an extra night in Aberdeen before … Continue reading

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Blinking into the sunlight

It’s just over six months now since I retired. I am a firm believer in the idea that you need to stop completely … totally … so that you can think about how you might re-enter the fray in a … Continue reading

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Moving on. #pisky

The decision to retire produced an almost immediate standstill in the blog So now that things are beginning to settle down a bit, I need to go back and fill in some gaps from the last few months. it’s been … Continue reading

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Yet another thought #pisky

Tuesday’s Thought for the Day on BBC Radio Scotland. About Princes William and Harry and the coming anniversary of Diana’s death.

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With the Founder #pisky

One of my final duties today – Commem at Glenalmond College. So I paused to pay my respects to the Founder, William Ewart Gladstone, in the Quad. It was Gladstone who came to the conclusion that Ireland should have Home … Continue reading

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FAREWELL SERMON #pisky #anglican

The diocese and I said our farewells last night at a Eucharist in our Cathedral. Here is the Sermon

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Good Morning on St Patrick’s Day #pisky

This morning’s Thought for the Day on BBC Scotland: ‘Welcome home, Father’. The flat vowels of the passport officer at Dublin Airport. I’m caught – misty-eyed – between Ireland which is home in the sense of deep belonging and family … Continue reading

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Exodus #pisky

Over 350 people in the Scottish Parliament last night – apparently a record. The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society promoted this event on the issue of migration and refugees.  Almost every strand of Scottish society was represented.  This is one of … Continue reading

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Indyref2   #pisky #anglican

This is our statement on the call for a second Referendum on Scottish Independence STATEMENT ON THE REQUEST OF THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT FOR A SECOND INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM The decision of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union is an … Continue reading

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Confirmation of Hazel and Ruth #pisky

I was in St Mary’s, Dunblane, last Sunday for the Confirmation of Hazel and Ruth. Our generation of bishops has been supportive of Confirmation – believing that catechesis is a core activity of the church. I do believe that baptism … Continue reading

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