Today was one of those days which included pretty well everything.
We started at the New Futures Centre – it’s a workshop in Perth run by Churches Action for the Homeless in Perth. We’re supporting CATH in our Lent Appeal. The workshop is where David Kydd and his staff help their ‘service users’ to get used to the rhythms and the dignity of work. They are going to make a pagoda for the Blogstead garden – I think it will probably form the centre-piece of the Japanese sunken garden.
And we had a look at Sandy’s beautiful garden – an oasis of peace in the middle of an industrial estate
The afternoon ended in the slightly posher but no more beautiful surroundings of the Gleneagles Hotel in the Big Tent for a follow-up meeting to the ‘Make Poverty History’ campaign – addressed by Kofi Annan, Gordon Brown and Hilary Benn
And in the middle our Chrism Mass – where our clergy and I affirmed our Ordination Vows – and pondered this extraordinary way of life where a commitment to justice, to the poor and to people can take one in the same day from Sandy’s beautiful garden to Gleneagles.