Monthly Archives: September 2010

If I’d been on Jersey then

I visited the Jersey War Tunnels today – part of a massive attempt by the German army to make the island into a fortress, and one which involved excavating about 14,000 tons of rock.  It was Russian slaves that mostly … Continue reading

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All is safely gathered in

Leafing through Holy Trinity’s oldest Bible (1793), I came across a scrap of paper with a notice from Revd.Thomas Wilson about a special service of thanksgiving for the harvest to be held at 11 am on a Monday, St Michael … Continue reading

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It’s the same the whole world over …

Autumn chill brings a reminder of the wretched heating system that we’ve conveniently forgotten about at Holy Trinity over the summer.  Put in over 30 years ago, the electric bathroom-style heaters are obsolete and dying one by one.  We’d love … Continue reading

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wedding frenzy

Three of us from Holy Trinity manned a stall at the Stirling Wedding Fair yesterday.  We were not the first Episcopalians to attend such an event, but I was curious to find out what this mode of ‘casting the net’ … Continue reading

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From the comfort of your home

Lots of Roman Catholics at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow today for the Papal mass – and no doubt many at home following it on TV or internet.  When it came to the Papal blessing, did they make the sign of the … Continue reading

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godly twitter?

I was at my first Board Meeting of the Stirling Drummond Trust today.  Peter Drummond (died 1877) was a seed merchant-turned-evangelist, very keen on Sabbath observance and getting rid of horse racing in Stirling.  Actually, he was very modernist – … Continue reading

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A starter for ten (or infinity)

Not a bad time to enter the blogging noviciate, what with all these ‘issues’ around … The one that first caught my eye is Stephen Hawking, and the ‘spontaneous combustion’ of the universe.  As I understand it (which is not … Continue reading

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