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Another Sermon from St Peter’s

I said that I would preach two sermons about the issues facing this – and every – congregation. ┬áThis is the second and it is about the challenges of decline and growth

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Looking to the future at St Peter’s

I’ve mentioned before that I am doing a period as Interim Pastor at St Peter’s, Lutton Place, in Edinburgh. As a congregation, they have had some difficult times and feelings run high. I’ve been doing quite a bit of listening … Continue reading

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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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