I spent last weekend on the island of Great Cumbrae in the Clyde with my colleague Bishop Nigel of Brechin and all three years of our students who are in training for priesthood. If you haven’t visited the College of the Holy Spirit and the Cathedral of the Isles, you have missed a treat. The buildings are beautiful – an expression in stone of the Scottish Episcopal Church. David Todd creates a wonderfully hospitable atmosphere and the rhythm of the Offices is faithfully maintained,
Our time with the students is part of our movement towards patterns of training which are more focused on formation – and in bringing the bishops more directly into the training process. For us, the students were a real encouragement – diverse in background and experience but passionate in their commitment and calling.
Bishop Nigel and I enjoyed our weekend!