I rather like the ‘straightforward handover’ style of transfer that we did on Saturday. No big ‘do’ or anything like that. Just pick up the diary and go .
So today was a meeting of Faith Group leaders with the First Minister and members of the Scottish Government. You need to have a taste for that kind of meeting – but they were very generous with their time and genuine in their interest. Tomorrow we have a meeting of our bishops with the bishops of the Roman Catholic Church.
Meanwhile I’m drowning in kind e mails, cards and Facebook messages. I’ll get through them in time. People have been asking how Poppy [the cat] views her new status. I explained to her the elegant polity of the SEC which gives us a Primus and not an Archbishop. She does elegant – so she grasped that. She does Prima – maybe even Regina. But she doesn’t get the ‘inter pares’ stuff.