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Moving on. #pisky

The decision to retire produced an almost immediate standstill in the blog So now that things are beginning to settle down a bit, I need to go back and fill in some gaps from the last few months. it’s been … Continue reading

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Yet another thought #pisky

Tuesday’s Thought for the Day on BBC Radio Scotland. About Princes William and Harry and the coming anniversary of Diana’s death.

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With the Founder #pisky

One of my final duties today – Commem at Glenalmond College. So I paused to pay my respects to the Founder, William Ewart Gladstone, in the Quad. It was Gladstone who came to the conclusion that Ireland should have Home … Continue reading

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FAREWELL SERMON #pisky #anglican

The diocese and I said our farewells last night at a Eucharist in our Cathedral. Here is the Sermon

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Good Morning on St Patrick’s Day #pisky

This morning’s Thought for the Day on BBC Scotland: ‘Welcome home, Father’. The flat vowels of the passport officer at Dublin Airport. I’m caught – misty-eyed – between Ireland which is home in the sense of deep belonging and family … Continue reading

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Exodus #pisky

Over 350 people in the Scottish Parliament last night – apparently a record. The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society promoted this event on the issue of migration and refugees.  Almost every strand of Scottish society was represented.  This is one of … Continue reading

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Indyref2   #pisky #anglican

This is our statement on the call for a second Referendum on Scottish Independence STATEMENT ON THE REQUEST OF THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT FOR A SECOND INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM The decision of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union is an … Continue reading

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Confirmation of Hazel and Ruth #pisky

I was in St Mary’s, Dunblane, last Sunday for the Confirmation of Hazel and Ruth. Our generation of bishops has been supportive of Confirmation – believing that catechesis is a core activity of the church. I do believe that baptism … Continue reading

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Institution at Cupar and Ladybank

Yesterday was a special evening for our congregations in St James the Great, Cupar, and St Mary’s, Ladybank. As happens all too often, the congregations have had a long wait for a new Rector – but as the arrival of … Continue reading

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Poppy – faithful friend #pisky

It doesn’t surprise me that people want to talk about the spirituality of pets.  At the remarkable age of 21, Poppy our Brown Burmese cat decided to pre-empt my retirement by staging her own.  She leaves a big space in … Continue reading

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