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The Koran reading in St Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow #pisky #anglican

I made this statement yesterday: “The Scottish Episcopal Church has had a long commitment to the development of interfaith work. Over many years, we have sought to develop friendship, understanding and mutual respect between our Christian faith and the other … Continue reading

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Lost Idyll

Here at Blogstead na Mara in Donegal we have seven volumes of Arthur Ransome on the bookshelf – Swallows and Amazons of course but also some of the others like Peter Duck and Winter Holiday.  The obvious absentee is the … Continue reading

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Talking about Brexit. #pisky

I went today to a ’round table’ on Brexit hosted by the Church of England at Lambeth Palace.  They had gathered up a significant group of church leaders from all over the UK for a conversation with Lord Bridges of … Continue reading

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A Thought for the Day on the Berlin tragedy #pisky

GOOD MORNING night’s tragic events in Berlin – whether the action of a single individual or the work of a terrorist group – certainly cause terror. It’s the currency of these horrific events that they happen with complete unpredictability – dominating … Continue reading

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Choosing the Bishop

We began the process of electing a new bishop for the Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney in succession to Bishop Robert Gillies yesterday. Canon 4 offers a carefully worked-out road map of how this is to be done. So it … Continue reading

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What might one say in Wokingham #pisky

I like Advent – like the themes and like the music. So I enjoyed being with Fr Richard Lamey and his congregation this morning in St Paul’s, Wokingham.  There was a family reason for being there as well.  The  Second … Continue reading

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The other view #pisky

I visited CATH (Churches Action for the Homeless) in Perth today to meet Ron Hogg and get a copy of their Calendar 2017. This is special – Ron sent a group of their service users out to photograph Perth and … Continue reading

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First Confirmation Selfie #pisky

I’ve been going through a period when there haven’t been many Confirmation Services – so I was glad to be able to take part in this baptism and confirmation at St Paul’s, Kinross. The selfie tells the story of something … Continue reading

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Washington #pisky

It’s been a very concentrated trip.  We are just about over the jet lag – and it’s time to do it all again in the other direction. So we took a day in Washington.  It turned into a sort of … Continue reading

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Virginia Theological Seminary. #pisky #anglican

The third element in this visit to the US has been a brief stay at Virginia Theological College which is just to the south of Washington.  The purpose of the visit was to follow up on some preliminary work done … Continue reading

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