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Institution of Revd Alison Cozens

We were glad to see the Institution of Revd Alison Cozens as Rector of Holy Trinity, Dunfermline, and St Margaret, Rosyth, last Saturday. Our vacancies are often far too long – this one was exceptionally so. The cost to congregations … Continue reading

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Becoming Mayor of Chicago

I surfaced this morning – in Scotland but reading the Irish Times on the app. Fintan O’Toole, who is one of their best, writes about the demise of the Irish political machine. He describes Ireland’s main contribution to world politics … Continue reading

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The Holy Week lump in the throat

It’s hard to worship when you conduct worship. But I find that the repetition of the story in Holy Week in the end always ‘gets to me’ This year there were three … The first was actually in Passiontide – … Continue reading

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Chrism Mass

We gathered on Thursday to renew our Ordination Vows and be anointed for ministry. Always a moving moment – particularly so this year when we have quite a number of clergy who have joined us since last year. This is … Continue reading

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With our students

I was glad to be able to meet our students from the Scottish Episcopal Institute in Saturday. It’s all very new. We’ve moved on from TISEC to a new training institute with its emphasis on formation. Formation? Well for me … Continue reading

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Leanne’s Baptism – Dot pours the water

I was glad to be part of Leeanne’s baptism on Sunday at St Finnian’s, Lochgelly. Dot pours the water – responding to my request to pour it from high enough that you can hear it! Lochgelly is in the heart … Continue reading

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Giving up sermons for Lent

Revd Graham Taylor, Rector of St John’s, Perth, told his congregation that he was ‘giving up sermons for Lent’. What he meant was that he was going to interview members of the congregation and encourage them to talk about life … Continue reading

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Commemoration, Reflection and Remembrqnce

I was glad to be in St Paul’s Cathedral today for the Service to mark the end of operations in Afghanistan. It was a dignified service which acknowledged bravery, faithfulness and the costliness of it. Archbishop Justin referred to the … Continue reading

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Canon Alison Peden moves to St Modoc’s, Doune

Canon Alison Peden has been instituted as Rector of St Modoc’s, Doune. The preacher was Bishop Kevin Pearson. This completes another set of significant changes in the life of our church. Alison will spend one third of her time at … Continue reading

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Diocesan Synod – an annual marker #pisky

We had our Diocesan Synod today – my eleventh as it happens. We are quite upbeat at the moment. Many of our congregations which were seeking clergy now have the new leadership which they need. And those clergy seem to … Continue reading

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