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September 29, 2019

Just over a week ago, millions from all around the world gathered in their localities in a global expression of outrage at the failure of politicians to take sufficient action in response to the evidence of climate change. Two things struck me about the protest nearest to me: the scarcity of young people and...

June 6, 2019

What a thrill to be in Jordan initiating this twinning with St Paul's Episcopalian Church, for which we have been planning and raising funds for several months! It was a bonus to find that the Eastern Church is a week behind us and so we got to celebrate the Lord's Ascension again - in Arabic! Despite the lan...

May 26, 2019

Just returned from what began as a celebration of 25 years of ordained ministry and became one of the hardest things I have ever done: 155 miles in 5 days across the Isle of Skye, from south to north and west to east. But it was in a good cause: our forthcoming church twinning with St Paul's Episcopal in Jord...

April 23, 2019

People often complain about the state of the world. Given what is crowding our headlines at the moment, one understands why. It also explains why even non-believers latch on to the message of Easter. Sometimes it seems like only a miracle can us out of the mess we're in. Just as well we've got one to share. H...

April 19, 2019

There is nothing like standing in front of a cross for an hour. What a privilege in the middle of a day with all its distractions and busyness to enjoy the health, freedom and leisure to contemplate the most important event in history: Jesus at

oning for our sins and opening our access to God. And just because...

April 19, 2019

It might only be a morsel of bread and a sip of wine but, in terms of what it represents, nothing is more substantial than The Lord's Supper. And to partake on the day Jesus instituted it is a rare treat indeed!

April 17, 2019

The journalist, Robert Hardman, described the moment when he and the French Prime Minister were standing in the burned out sanctuary of Notre Dame and out of the gloom appeared a cross. Through its association with Jesus' resurrection, this instrument of death has become a symbol of hope. Nothing is impossibl...

April 16, 2019

Just heard that Kilmore Church is hosting its own sunrise service to welcome Easter morning... Hallelujah! There cannot be too many ways to offer people a "way in" to appreciate the wonder of Jesus' resurrection and the way its makes everything possible. This is good news to anybody who yearns for life to get...

April 15, 2019

Just attended a sublime reflection in Broadford Church, led and hosted by Steve and Mary Fennell. The church was tastefully decorated, music was playing quietly as we entered. Then we listened to some readings and prayers, which included silences for more personal communing with the Lord and with one another....

December 29, 2018

Getting excited for tomorrow... Being the 5th Sunday in a month, all four churches in Strath & Sleat gather together, this time in Broadford. Whatever happens must reflect the mix of folk who gather. This I time is particularly challenging because there will be no child care, so we must be ready for all ages....

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