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Confirmation at Holy Trinity, Dunfermline #pisky

Last Sunday – Trinity Sunday – was the Patronal Festival for our congregation at Holy Trinity, Dunfermline. But more important than just the 125th Anniversary was the Confirmation Service and a church full … Lots of people, a great diversity … Continue reading

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Not in God’s name #pisky

It was a great experience to go to the Lecture given by this year’s Templeton Prize Winner, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, in St Andrews University. ‘Not in God’s Name’ is of course a subject which matters to me – since … Continue reading

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Festival of the Arts Evensong #pisky

Evensong today in our Cathedral in Perth with choirs from around the diocese gathered with the Cathedral Choir. So I said a bit about the connection – particularly for children – between singing and faith. Festival of the Arts Evensong

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Churchless Christians #pisky

I’m getting into Steve Aisthorpe’s book, ‘The Invisible Church – Learning from the experience of religionless Christians’ It is of course an alluring prospect – that many of those who may have quietly walked away from the churches or not … Continue reading

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Confirmation at Glenalmond

I always enjoy the Confirmation Service at Glenalmond. It’s partly the contact with a group of young people, of course. But it’s also the opportunity of trying to catch and hold the interest of the very diverse congregation – their … Continue reading

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Visiting Samye Ling.  #pisky

Photos: At the entrance to Samye Ling; the Temple; with Rt Revd John Chalmers, former Moderator and Principal Clerk of the Church of Scotland. I spent yesterday with the Religious Leaders Forum at Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery and Tibetan Centre. … Continue reading

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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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