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The Diocesan Synod took place in the Howard Centre, Kilmarnock on Saturday 12 May, having been postponed from its usual March date due to the ”Beast from the East”.  This may have accounted for the slightly reduced attendance. The Synod began with a Eucharist at Holy Trinity, across the road more »

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Recently two Diocesan strand groups, members of the Development Teams for Prayer & Spirituality and  Worship & Liturgy worked together to run an Intercession Day with members of the congregation of St Michael and All Angels, Helensburgh.  Around 18 folks took part,  including members of St Mary’s Port Glasgow with more »

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In this reflection on Easter, Jane Bottomley looks back at her first Holy Week at St Paul and St John the Evangelist Church, Monklands.  For some years I’ve been aware of a fault line running through my life, a kind of displacement between religion and faith. It is still only more »

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Following the course held in Glasgow earlier this year, there will be a further opportunity for those seeking training as authorised Lay Worship Leaders to do so later this year. The new course will take place in the Galloway Region over 5 sessions and is a requirement if the individual more »

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SEI Lecture 2018: The annual SEI Lecture will be held this year on Thursday 11 October at 5.30 pm in Parliament Hall, South Street, St Andrews. Professor Elaine Graham, Grosvenor Research Professor of Practical Theology, University of Chester and Canon Theologian of Chester Cathedral, will deliver a paper entitled ‘Liberating more »

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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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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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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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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 »