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“For the avoidance of doubt”, I think, is a phrase well-beloved of lawyers. Well, I am not a lawyer, not even a canon lawyer (I have sometimes wished I were). Nonetheless, I do rather like that phrase. So, for the avoidance of doubt and, may it be said, of speculation, more »

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Glasgow City Chambers Sunday 10th June 2018 — 3 p.m. Join Civic and Church Leaders at this Annual Event to celebrate the history and cultural diversity of this great city. Music and song from the Salvation Army Band, St Denis’ Primary, South Side Fiddlers, Music Ensemble and the Saint Mungo Singers. more »

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Pilgrims and Pilgrimage Sights and Sounds of the Sacred Govan Old Church Curated by: Jim Harold, David Jasper and Donald Orr. Conference and Plenary session: Saturday 19th May 2018 – 10am – 5.15pm Exhibition: 19th May – 3rd June 2018 Opening times: 1 – 5pm daily Pilgrims and Pilgrimage: Sights more »

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May 2018 News from SEI 01.05.18 The Director of Mixed Mode Training, Richard Tiplady, fourth from right, with members of the SEC Mission Board. Richard is working with the Board to develop ways of training and CMD to support pioneer ministry and Fresh Expressions of church, and to convene a more »

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Three weeks have now passed since Good Friday, and the reality of the Resurrection has taken hold once again. In this time, during the Season of Easter, we walk with the Risen Christ and look at what has come to pass and what is still ahead of us. The Canon more »

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Residential Weekend 4 took place in St Mary’s Kinnoull in the middle of March. The Rt Revd Dr Bob Gillies led the students expertly in several hours of teaching about the ministries of healing and deliverance. The student Worship Group rostered for this particular weekend led a memorable act of more »

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The restoration of St Bride’s historic Hill organ by Harrison & Harrison of Durham has been completed and was officially ‘handed back to us’ last week. The congregation will hear it for the first time for the Gloria during tomorrow evening’s First Eucharist of Easter, beginning at 8.00pm with the lighting more »

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I have decided that this year’s Appeal will be for MND Scotland in memory of our late Diocesan Secretary, Chris Zochowski who died from Motor Neurone Disease earlier this year. In 1981, MND Scotland was founded by John Macleod, a 32-year-old Strathclyde police officer, who had Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Together with more »

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This year there will be two Chrism Masses. St Ninian’s, Castle Douglas – Fri 23rd March, 12 noon, followed by lunch* St Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow – Sat 24th March, 4pm I warmly invite you to attend whichever of these is more suitable for you. The liturgical colour is white or more »

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St Aidan’s Lectures 2018 will be delivered by the Rev. Canon Professor David Jasper, who will explore the religious thought of the poets Thomas Hardy, Thomas Traherne, Philip Sidney, and Geoffrey Hill. ST AIDAN’S LECTURES 2018   What a World art Thou (Thomas Traherne)   Reflections on Four Poets and more »

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Six people, from congregations ranging from St Augustine’s Dumbarton to St John’s Stranraer, recently completed the Diocesan Authorised Worship Leader’s Course.  This was led by Bishop Gregor and Canon Gordon Fyfe in the Diocesan Centre over 5 weekly evening sessions.   All participants had the support of their local Rector more »

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Bishop Gregor has decided that the Diocesan Synod to be held this Saturday, in Kilmarnock, should be postponed due to the weather conditions. The outlook from BBC Weather for Saturday states: It will be cold and windy with snow showers on Saturday, the showers perhaps becoming more persistent at times. more »

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Four SEI students joined fifteen candidates from the Church of Scotland for a study tour in Rome. They write: ‘This trip leaves ecumenical, historical and spiritual resonance within us as we return to Scotland for our continuing formation. In addition to the deep ties of friendship formed with the CoS more »

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Full Stipend with flexible housing or allowance option St Margaret’s, Renfrew and St John’s Johnstone have been linked for the last 20 years. We have an exciting opportunity for a priest to join and lead two unique, loyal and committed congregations with established support for incoming clergy. Both churches are focused on more »