Institution at Cupar and Ladybank

Yesterday was a special evening for our congregations in St James the Great, Cupar, and St Mary’s, Ladybank. As happens all too often, the congregations have had a long wait for a new Rector – but as the arrival of Revd Roy Anetts and his wife Kate became a moment of hope and possibility for the future.

Roy comes from Birmingham and had a great love of Scotland. We hope that he and his family will be very happy with us and we look forward to the contribution which he will make not just in his congregational ministry but in the wider life of the diocese.

I was honoured when Roy asked me to preach. I did my best and this is what I said