This is the anniversary of the Consecration of Samuel Seabury in 1784. He was the first bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America and was consecrated by the Scottish bishops.

When you visit our churches, you will find this picture displayed in many of the porches – along with the other iconic picture – the Baptism at Stonehaven Gaol. The Scottish Episcopal Church has a remarkably clear picture of the Anglican Communion – that was obvious in the debate on the Anglican Covenant,

There is some basis for saying that the Anglican Communion as we know it started here. Not the ‘Church of England abroad’ but the Communion of provinces practising autonomy with interdependence. And of course it means that some of our strongest links to this day are with The Episcopal Church – another request for an exchange today