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Talking with the Church of Norway. #pisky

I’ve spent the day in conversation with Presiding Bishop Helga and other representatives from the Church of Norway – a three-way encounter with the Church of Scotland and the Scottish Episcopal Church The day included the obligatory visit to the … Continue reading

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Suspiciously like the church

We reached the end of the Eucharist in St John’s, Alloa, last Sunday. But it took a while before I could say ‘Go in peace to love and serve the Lord’ People – lots of them – kept standing up … Continue reading

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Commemorating World War I

I spent much of yesterday at the Commemoration of the Centenary of the start of World War I. The Service in Glasgow Cathedral was remarkable. No flags or marching or any of that. Instead we had a series of readings … Continue reading

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Loaves and Fishes

So back to work today. Four weeks off was wonderful – the problem is that we could have perfectly happily carried on for another four. But St John’s, Forfar, called – a visit in advance of the retirement of Revd … Continue reading

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Signing Off

When I say that I am taking a blogbreak, I usually don’t Like when I say ‘more tomorrow’, there usually isn’t But my real ‘end of term’ was the Royal Garden Party today. And it’s now four weeks in Donegal … Continue reading

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Bang!!

I spent this afternoon on the Esplanade at Edinburgh Castle for the firing of the 21 gun salute which marks the arrival of the Queen in Scotland. The view is remarkable – I never tire of admiring Edinburgh. I had … Continue reading

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Ordinations

Yesterday’s Petertide Ordinations in our Cathedral – Gerry Dillon and Diana Hall with the Rectors with whom they will serve, Revd Thomas Brauer of Central Fife Group and Revd Professor Trevor Hart of St Andrews, St Andrews, and our Dean, … Continue reading

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Glenalmond Commem

Commemoration Day at Glenalmond College always gives me that ‘end of term’ feeling. It’s really Speech Day – with Mark Beaumont as the Guest of Honour. And it’s Leavers’s Day. I once described it as Hogwarts meets Glyndbourne – Range … Continue reading

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Grafting at ABI

On Tuesday, we marked the launch of a Church Graft in the ABI [Aberdour, Burntisland and Inverkeithing] group of congregations with the Introduction of Revd Dean Norby as Priest in Charge. At the beginning of the Service, I said that … Continue reading

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More from Shetland

The visit to Shetland was to join in the 150th Anniversary of our congregation at St Magnus on Lerwick. Anniversaries of churches are wonderful moments and I enjoyed this one. This is part of what I said: Many of you … Continue reading

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