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In Dunfermline and Rosyth #pisky

I visited our congregations at Holy Trinity, Dunfermline, and St Margaret’s, Rosyth, last Sunday. Last Sunday was all about John the Baptist – one of my favourites. And this is what I said

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A moment of hope. #pisky

You may have noticed that I haven’t been visible here for a little while. Sometimes stuff crowds the diary and makes me lose the rhythm. Four days of the Standing Committee of the Anglican Communion in London – mainly focused … Continue reading

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Leadership. #pisky

I take a look at the Church of Ireland Gazette most weeks. I was interested this week to see Canon Ian Poulton – who is Rector of a group of parishes in the rural South – questioning the wisdom of … Continue reading

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Rector to walk on water #pisky

We had one of those good evenings yesterday at Birnam. The congregations at St Mary’s, Birnam, and St Columba’s, Stanley, gathered to welcome their new Rector, Revd Shona Boardman. I don’t often preach at Institutions – but I did at … Continue reading

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Future of Scotland – the Smith Commission #pisky #Anglican

I’ve just been to the launch of the Report of the Smith Commission – setting out the agreement reached by Scotland’s political parties and politicians at Westminster on further devolution for the Scottish Parliament, Why was I there? We were … Continue reading

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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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