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Opening the Door

      At St Paul’s Rothesay we’re keeping the church open on Wednesdays throughout the summer.  It’s the day we have a quiet mid-day service of Holy Communion so it makes sense to keep it open then.  The sandwich board outside invites people to ‘Come in and see’.  We take turns to be there, offering an […]

The stamp of great price*

  I wonder if the anonymous buyer of the most expensive stamp in the world sold all his/her possessions in order to own it?   A British Guiana 1 cent Magenta changed hands for 5 ½ million pounds last week.  Will the new owner have to eat beans on toast for their remaining days in order […]

Diocesan Retreat 2014

The Diocesan Retreat will be held on Cumbrae from Monday, October 27th – Thursday 30th led by Bishop Kevin. The theme is The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, Her Lover – reflections on the story of Joseph and God’s chosen people in slavery, exile, freedom and the promised land…… To down load a booking form click […]


I was vastly entertained to read that in 1830 a service of worship was conducted in a drawing room in Rothesay for ‘twenty most respectable persons’.  I wonder what they’d have done if a disreputable person had turned up – like Zacchaeus for example.  I wonder too whether we who gather at St Paul’s now […]