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Remembering ….

I was back in St Peter’s, Lutton Place, in Edinburgh this morning – as I am about two Sundays a month during my time as Interim Pastor. We used Wilfred Owen’s ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ as they did in the … Continue reading

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Love God and Cross the Road

The picture – by Hector McDonnell – is of Her Majesty the Queen’s visit to Enniskillen. She comes out of the Church of Ireland Cathedral and crosses the road to the Catholic Church – a historic ‘first’. By a slight … Continue reading

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400th Anniversary of the Royal Schools in Ireland

This is a kind of time travelling experience. I went back to St Macartin’s Cathedral, Enniskillen, to preach at the service which commemorated the 400th Anniversary of the Charter which established the Royal Schools in Ireland – as part of … Continue reading

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Interim Pastor at St Peter’s, Lutton Place, Edinburgh

So how am I getting on with retirement? Time I wrote about that – but some of my time is now being taken up with interim ministry at St Peter’s, Lutton Place. It’s all the familiar stuff – AGM next … Continue reading

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Brexit

The Church Times had a special edition on Brexit recently and they asked me to write about how Brexit is experienced in Ireland and Scotland. So I wrote this about the journey from Donegal back to Scotland – through the … Continue reading

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850th Anniversary of St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick

Long past time that I put up this posting about my visit to St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick, for their 850th Anniversary. Our own Bishop Anne Dyer said that this was a moment when various bits of her life came together … Continue reading

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Another Thought for the Day #pisky

Another piece for BBC Scotland – this time about the 20th Anniversary of the Omagh Bombing

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Thinking and Cycling. #pisky

Another Thought for the Day this morning for BBC Scotland

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Institution of Dom Ind #pisky

I went over to Helensburgh on Saturday to preach at the Institution of Revd Dom Ind. Dom has been Rector of Bridge of Allan for the last ten years – Director of Ordinands in the Diocese of St Andrews. Beside … Continue reading

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Thinking about Elephants – Thought for the Day – BBC Scotland

The best story we all knew in Belfast was about the woman who used to take the baby elephant home from the Zoo every evening during the blitz in 1941. In 2009 it was traced to Denise Weston Austin , … Continue reading

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