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Visiting the Vatican #pisky

     With Archbishop Sir David Moxon, another remarkable ceiling in the Vatican Museum, the Holy Father greets Anna   I used to allow myself to say that the Scottish Episcopal Church is unruly – and the Anglican Communion is … Continue reading

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Sua Santita …   #pisky #anglican

      I don’t speak Italian – but I was given a script with which to greet Pope Francis on behalf of the Scottish Episcopal Church.  It went like this: Sua Santita So no molto honorato di essere qui a … Continue reading

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St Andrews, St Andrews

Still struggling with the cough and cold I have had for the last two weeks – and still digesting last week’s visit to Rome – we went today to St Andrews, St Andrews. There was time to admire the new … Continue reading

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Off to Rome #pisky #ACC2016

I’m honoured to be a Patron of the Anglican Centre in Rome – but I have never visited.  Alison’s cousin, Canon Bruce Ruddock, used to be the Director.  The current Director is Archbishop Sir David Moxon whom I got to … Continue reading

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The baptism of Esme Rose

Today was a special moment for our growing extended family in Scotland. This was the baptism of Esme Rose in our church in Hamilton. Here are the proud grandparents with big sister Eve – and here is the Sermon

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Preaching in Holy Week #pisky

To people who ask if I am particularly busy at Christmas and Easter, I tend to say – not. I’m not on the treadmill of congregational ministry as I was for so many years. And nobody wants to talk to … Continue reading

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The Rising   #pisky

   Alison has been doing some sorting out of the family archives – and came across this contemporary postcard of the 1916 Easter Rising, It happened a mere 35 years before we were born – both of us remember the … Continue reading

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A wonderful country #pisky

St Patrick’s Day – and that means the Reception in Edinburgh given by the Irish Consul.  A wonderful gathering of people -slightly flummoxed by being asked to sing the National Anthem.   It’s people who don’t know each other but … Continue reading

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Farewell to Juliet #pisky

Today we said our farewells to Juliet O’Connor with a Eucharist in our church in Cupar and then in Kilconquhar. Juliet O’Connor was special and the story was special. She and her husband Revd Dan O’Connor served in India, in … Continue reading

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With the Mormon Church #pisky

I found myself dealing with a force of nature on the phone. She was called Evelyn and she wanted me to come to the Mormon Church in Dundee to speak in their meeting for International Women’s Day. In vain did … Continue reading

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