Eulogy for Betty

Eulogy for Betty

Firstly I’d like to say it’s been a privilege to have known Betty and been asked to deliver this eulogy, although she may not recognize me with trousers on……as she always saw me in shorts when she visited or I would pick her, Grace and friends up before or after one of their social gatherings. Continue reading →

Pastoral Letter on the Sixth Anniversary of Laudato Si’

Pastoral Letter on the Sixth Anniversary of Laudato Si’

from the Bishops of Scotland.
Pentecost 2021.
 

God saw all that he had made and indeed it was very good.[1]

God’s creation is a great gift to all humanity, and humanity itself is an integral part of that creation. We are blessed by having the earth for our common home. It is a place of great beauty, teeming with life of all kinds, a world full of wonderful resources which enable us not only to live but to enhance our way of life. In nature, God’s glory is revealed for all to see.[2] St Francis of Assisi was prominent among the saints in giving praise to God for the wonder of creation.[3] Continue reading →

Financial Support

Financial Support

The current situation is badly affecting individuals, families and businesses. Many face very difficult decisions on a daily basis and now it’s exacerbated by a very uncertain future. Because our churches remain closed to fight the coronavirus threat, our usual means of upkeeping the parish (Sunday collection) isn’t possible. Some of you have asked how they could continue to support our parish financially, some of you have already made donations (for which I am very grateful). I’m writing this extremely reluctantly because I understand that many of you struggle to keep yourselves above the water.

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