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Brexit

The Church Times had a special edition on Brexit recently and they asked me to write about how Brexit is experienced in Ireland and Scotland. So I wrote this about the journey from Donegal back to Scotland – through the … Continue reading

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850th Anniversary of St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick

Long past time that I put up this posting about my visit to St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick, for their 850th Anniversary. Our own Bishop Anne Dyer said that this was a moment when various bits of her life came together … Continue reading

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Another Thought for the Day #pisky

Another piece for BBC Scotland – this time about the 20th Anniversary of the Omagh Bombing

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Thinking and Cycling. #pisky

Another Thought for the Day this morning for BBC Scotland

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Institution of Dom Ind #pisky

I went over to Helensburgh on Saturday to preach at the Institution of Revd Dom Ind. Dom has been Rector of Bridge of Allan for the last ten years – Director of Ordinands in the Diocese of St Andrews. Beside … Continue reading

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Thinking about Elephants – Thought for the Day – BBC Scotland

The best story we all knew in Belfast was about the woman who used to take the baby elephant home from the Zoo every evening during the blitz in 1941. In 2009 it was traced to Denise Weston Austin , … Continue reading

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Funeral of Peter Rankin

A sad day yesterday as we said farewell to one of my oldest friends, Peter Rankin. just before Christmas, he was due to go cycling in Kerala with his daughter. But he began to feel unwell. He was diagnosed with … Continue reading

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Canon EJ Moore

Canon EJ Moore – known as Jim – was the first Rector with whom I served when I was ordained in 1976. I travelled to Belfast on Thursday last and was honoured to preach at his funeral service in St … Continue reading

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Bishop Anne

Alison and I were in every sense fortunate to be at the consecration of Bishop Anne. We caught what proved to be one of the last trains from Edinburgh and we had to stay an extra night in Aberdeen before … Continue reading

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Blinking into the sunlight

It’s just over six months now since I retired. I am a firm believer in the idea that you need to stop completely … totally … so that you can think about how you might re-enter the fray in a … Continue reading

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