Well we got the mitre on Kevin’s head yesterday as he became Bishop of Argyll and the Isles. I don’t know how many times I drove the 104 miles from Blogstead to Oban in the cause of our Canon 4 electoral process – but it had become very familiar. And in the end, of course, we had to use the canonical provision for election by the Episcopal Synod.
It was of course a great moment. Of what I shall risk calling the indigenous clergy of the Scottish Episcopal Church, there can be very few for whom Kevin has not been a significant influence in his role as Provincial Director of Ordinands. Now he takes on fresh challenges – may that prayerful passion for ministry which he expresses with every breath bring new confidence and hope to the clergy and people of his diocese.