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Back in Bangor

This weekend marked the 50th Anniversary of the renovation of the ancient Abbey Church of Bangor – after it was reconstituted as a Parish in 1941. The most striking element of the renovation is the remarkable mural by Kenneth Webb … Continue reading

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No hiding place

It’s been a while. But it’s good to have a Secretary/PA again after doing without for a while. Sharon’s arrival gives us a new opportunity to discuss how we deal with what comes in, where we put things, how we … Continue reading

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Reaching out through the bars

Back to the roots today with a visit to Stonehaven – scene of one of the two iconic paintings from the history of the Scottish Episcopal Church. This one dates from 1748 and shows Rev John Troup baptising a baby … Continue reading

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Dying for Ireland

There’s a mythic quality about the idea of ‘dying for Ireland’. So it’s not surprising that in the present difficult times that are in it the even the august Irish Times got itself a bit overheated this morning : IT … Continue reading

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O for the wings …

Random public art seems to be becoming fashionable. I had wondered abstractly in the way that one does when thinking about something else .. what the people who appeared to be on safari in the middle of the Broxden Roundabout … Continue reading

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Last of the Autumn

We’re in the last of the Autumn here – 0.5C this morning. This is the world-famous Beech Hedge at Meikleour – about two miles from Blogstead. The story is of course about Jacobites … The story of the hedge is … Continue reading

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TISEC Graduation

Today we had a Graduation Ceremony for our students in TISEC – Theological Institute for the Scottish Episcopal Church. To provide some continuity, I turned up wearing the Pectoral Cross which was left to our diocese by Bishop Kenneth Woollcombe, … Continue reading

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With the Clergy

I spent part of yesterday with the clergy of Aberdeen and Orkney at their annual Clergy Conference. Even though it was a misty day, the 62 miles from Blogstead to Banchory was amazing. I gave them what Bishop Bob calls … Continue reading

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450

Yesterdays Conference to mark the 450th Anniversary of the Scottish Reformation was one of those events that sort of grows on you as it happens. Our own Alison Peden gave a paper on the SEC as ‘the other reformed Kirk’. … Continue reading

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Quite a weekend

Friday was one of those better days – our congregation in Dollar has been waiting for the arrival of their new Rector, Andrew Frearson. Here he is with his wife, Lynn, and Emily. The congregation was once described to me … Continue reading

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