Covid Update

Covid Update

In the wake of the First Minister’s recent announcements, from Monday, 19th July, we move to Level 0 of the Covid restrictions. It has practical positive implications for our communal worship. The previous 2-metre social distancing is reduced to 1-metre which means we can use all the pews in our churches. Other restrictions and requirements remain in place for the time being. Continue reading →

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 →