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Friends for the Road

Some time back, I recommended ‘The Heartbeat of God -Finding the Sacred in the Middle of Everything’ by Katharine Jefferts Schori the presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church in the US.  I picked it up again the other day and was moved by the chapter ‘ Called by Name’ which features the story of ‘Blind’ […]

Moving swiftly on?

The constitutional ferment continues.  Those who thought a referendum would settle matters once and for all (in whichever direction) find themselves in a very different world.  As many others have said, it’s brilliant that so many people – most of us! – got involved and that so many issues got talked about.  Personally I have […]

College of Bishops responds to Independence Referendum outcome The College of Bishops has issued the following statement regarding the outcome of the Independence Referendum: Speaking on behalf of the College of Bishops of the Scottish Episcopal Church, the Primus, the Most Rev David Chillingworth, says “The people of Scotland have decided that Scotland will continue to be part of the grouping of […]

This week

However ‘it’ all turns out, I have found myself re-engaging with issues and trying to inform myself.  I’m not engaged in civic life locally or nationally and so I don’t have much right to moan about how things are run.   Some have complained about the lack of information but it depends where you look, what […]

Creative Passions

A bus enthusiast and the custodian of a 13th century church on Salisbury Plain – what do they have in common?  Sir Peter Hendry drives a 1962 routemaster one day a year to the abandoned village of Imber.  A mad idea that arose from a conversation in a pub, it’s now a charitable service licensed […]

‘Where two or three are gathered…’

Bishop Kevin has often cautioned us against being worried about numbers.  David Runcorn points out that ‘Lesslie Newbigin, who worked tirelessly for the missionary effectiveness of the church, observed how little interest the New Testament shows in numerical growth.’  The Gospels, says Runcorn, display a ‘disproportionate delight and compassion for the smallest and least significant.’  […]