Category Archives: Blog Entry

Blast from the Past

Blast from the past Time to read the papers here in Donegal. The Irish Times is full of government papers made public under the 30 year rule. Something poignant – that, five years before he was murdered on his boat … Continue reading

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Power Brushing

So much of ministry is about making connections .. The Clergy Conference was great. I can say that we a clear conscience since I had very little to do with the organisation! Stuart Muir continued to offer us wonderful, bright … Continue reading

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Ploughing on

Yet more snow – Blogstead residents emerged this morning blinking in the white light. A mere couple of inches – barely worth thinking about. Meanwhile we plough on. Work continues on the Whole Church Mission and Ministry Policy – which … Continue reading

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What day is it?

This seems to have gone on for ever and I won’t be allowed to slip back into my workaholic tendencies until Wednesday. I’ve had one or two ‘projects’ to keep me going – including collating a first draft of our … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas

More like the St Lawrence than the Tay – but this was Perth this morning. We’ve sort of got used to living with this level of cold and with the icy roads. It’s fine so long as you don’t actually … Continue reading

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Captain Oates goes to church

At this time of year, I often make a point of going to churches where for one reason or another there isn’t a Rector. So I headed for Lochgelly this morning – a round trip of about 75 miles in … Continue reading

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Looking to the mesh

Well it’s gone cold again. But the energy levels are returning to something like normal. So what have I been doing? Well, amazingly, for somebody in my position, I’ve been working on mission and letting the lead valleys look after … Continue reading

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Long Week

I think I just got tired of the snow in the end. It seemed extraordinarily enervating – just the struggle to do anything and get anywhere. Anyway, I got myself to St Andrews on Sunday to preach at St Salvators, … Continue reading

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SEC addresses episcopal transport issue

What a nice suprise …. just what I needed. There it was as I slalomed back down the lane today. Unfortunately the snowplough – having finally reached Blogstead – expired in a great puddle of hydraulic fluid. It and its … Continue reading

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Adrift

Nature at its most beguiling. Blogstead adrift in the Perthshire snowfields like Debussy’s ‘La cathédrale engloutie’ We did manage to get back there today after having to stay overnight in Glasgow – but the lane is impassable and we were … Continue reading

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