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With Archbishop Justin. #pisky

We really enjoyed having the Archbishop of Canterbury and Mrs Caroline Welby with us on Monday and Tuesday. They stayed with us at Blogstead – noting the quietness and lack of light pollution compared with normal life in Lambeth. More … Continue reading

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Launch of Scottish Interfaith Week

This is Pat Morrissey of the Baha’I Community speaking about his Journey of Faith at the launch of Scottish Interfaith Week in Kilmarnock this afternoon. I went to represent our church – and I went because this is important to … Continue reading

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Casting the Net – Review Day

Today we gathered people involved in every aspect of Casting the Net – with members of our Diocesan Committees – for a Review Day. We constantly review our progress. I think it is important now and again to have the … Continue reading

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In Prison

I continued my journey through Prisoners’ Week by spending an afternoon with the Chaplaincy team in Perth Prison. It’s hard to miss Perth Prison – it’s a big complex just outside the centre of Perth. There are over 650 prisoners … Continue reading

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Prisoners’ Week

This is Prisoners Week – and I attended the National Launch Service last night in Dunblane Cathedral. I listened to the list of Scottish Prisons being read out and wondered how this society could possibly need so many. Former Inspector … Continue reading

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With 84 Margarets

I am an Honorary President of St Margaret’s Chapel Guild – along with the Moderator and the Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh. The Chapel is the oldest building in the complex of buildings at Edinburgh Castle – and probably … Continue reading

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Preaching Uphill

Is it my imagination – or are the readings getting more difficult for the preacher? I certainly thought that last Sunday’s were particularly challenging – as will be obvious if you take a look at what I said in our … Continue reading

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Change does come #pisky

It is the fate of veterans to come home to a land changed – a land where they no longer belong. None more so than the Irish men and women who served in the British forces in the First World … Continue reading

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St Paul’s, Kinross

We celebrated All Saints today at St Paul’s, Kinross It was good to be there – music bright and brisk … children … and a feeling of a congregation shaping a style and a quality of worship. I took the … Continue reading

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Breaking the habits of a lifetime

I’ve always been deeply committed to building ecumenical relationships. That’s partly because it seemed to be essential – I almost said ‘a matter of life and death’ – among the divisions of Northern Ireland. It’s also because denominationalism is profoundly … Continue reading

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