Monthly Archives: July 2011

Courteous days

Well, some of the serenity of the convent at Wantage is still with me (tho’ it’s only 4 days on from my retreat …) and the plainchant, accompanied sometimes with a zither,  is still echoing in my head as I … Continue reading

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Columbus mash

National stereotyping seems to be a theme with me at the moment.  On Sunday I explored Jew and Gentile as we see them through Jacob and Esau, Israel and Edom – the smooth and the hairy.  Then I saw the film … Continue reading

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We held a splendid car boot sale and stalls for Start Up Stirling (for the homeless) at Holy Trinity today, and raised nearly £1000 in a morning.  Some lessons learned about how to run these, but I, for one, have … Continue reading

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Winnie the Pooh and the existence of God

Today I was at the memorial service for Peggy Moore, the wonderful lay sponsor I had for my ordination.  She had been a hospital matron, and then renounced further promotion and became a district nurse.  Hers was a deep and somewhat quirky … Continue reading

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Summer School

A prayer today for the students starting Summer School in the Scottish Episcopal Church’s Theological Institute.  This year, they are starting with a retreat, which seems like a very good idea, before they get down to studying the ecumenical scene.  … Continue reading

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