Passage to India


So here is the party with some of our,hosts – outside St John’s Church – and Bishop Ashoke Biswas with me at our flower-bedecked welcome. That’s the place where the memorial to those who died in the Black Hole of Calcutta is in the churchyard. We were also greeted by a blast of Auld Lang Syng from the organist with a follow up of ‘Be thou my vision’ just to preserve Celtic comprehensiveness.

It’s a remarkable thing that we have come as a party of 17. It’s been going well and there is clearly an appetite for this relationship on both sides – of which more later on. Thanks to Canons Val Nellist and Dom Ind who have done the organising.

The group is:

Robin Anderson – Sr Saviour’s, Bridge of Allan
Jill Birch – St Saviour’s, Bridge if Allan
Patricia Butler, St Ninian’s, Cathedral
Rev’s David and Janice Cameron -ABC Grouo
Kqtherine Cran – St Mary’s, Kirriemuir
Prof Trevor Hart and Naomi Hart – St Andrew’s, St Andrews
Canon Dom and Anna Ind – St Saviour’s, Bridge of Allan
Ingrid Jackel – St John’s, Forfar
Catherine Meikle – St James, Cupar
Canon Val and Robert Nellist – ABI Group
Vanessa Stark – St Mary’s, Newport
Prof Alan Werrity – St Andrew’s, St Andrews