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The rocker beckons #pisky

It’s been a day both ordinary and extraordinary. We made the announcement that I shall retire in the summer and, overnight, I wrote to our clergy to explain. ‘How do I feel about that?’ people ask. Well the period between … Continue reading

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Church Leaders meet the First Minister #pisky

Earlier this month, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon met with 11 Church Leaders and Representatives to discuss some of the issues facing Scotland today. The Scottish Episcopal Church was represented by the Most Rev David Chillingworth, Bishop of St Andrews, Dunked … Continue reading

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SOLD #pisky

I found myself in a panel discussion on Thursday at the showing of this film in St Andrews.  The event was promoted by Childreach It’s the story of a young Nepalese girl who is – so easily – persuaded to … Continue reading

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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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