It’s always interesting down in Dollar – David was baptised and confirmed; Jan was confirmed and Ramsay was admitted to Holy Communion. And, over the champagne which followed, I continued my mild professional researches from the previous evening in Glasgow. The question is how [or why] this congregation sort of seems to gather people up almost accidently and certainly without making a fuss about it. To be honest, the Diocesan Review does talk about creating ‘attractive congregations’ – but it doesn’t say how to do it. And I doubt if it is accidental. People here certainly feel a real sense of being a welcoming, caring, interested-in-people congregation – but it’s not just friendly, there is deep spirituality there too. And there is leadership which is sure-footed and authoritative but which guides with a light touch. And they enjoy themselves .. and the music is good. Sounds like a fortunate series of accidents – which must mean that the Spirit found a way in somewhere.