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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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150 years at Kinloch Rannoch

I was glad to be able to go to our church at All Saints, Kinloch Rannoch, yesterday for their 150th Anniversary celebration. The congregation may be small – but their faithfulness is in inverse proportion to their size. I was … Continue reading

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Talking with the Church of Norway. #pisky

I’ve spent the day in conversation with Presiding Bishop Helga and other representatives from the Church of Norway – a three-way encounter with the Church of Scotland and the Scottish Episcopal Church The day included the obligatory visit to the … Continue reading

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Suspiciously like the church

We reached the end of the Eucharist in St John’s, Alloa, last Sunday. But it took a while before I could say ‘Go in peace to love and serve the Lord’ People – lots of them – kept standing up … Continue reading

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Commemorating World War I

I spent much of yesterday at the Commemoration of the Centenary of the start of World War I. The Service in Glasgow Cathedral was remarkable. No flags or marching or any of that. Instead we had a series of readings … Continue reading

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Loaves and Fishes

So back to work today. Four weeks off was wonderful – the problem is that we could have perfectly happily carried on for another four. But St John’s, Forfar, called – a visit in advance of the retirement of Revd … Continue reading

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