New service at Murkle, Caithness

We’re really excited to offer a service at Murkle Community Centre. This will follow the framework of services within the Scottish Episcopal Church, without the rigidity of the services currently provided in St John’s or St Peter & the Holy Rood. It is envisaged that the services will run on the first and third WednesdaysContinue reading “New service at Murkle, Caithness”

Curate’s Christmas Letter, 2019

It is almost the winter solstice as I write this last letter of 2019 and the first of 2020. The sun is beginning to set having carved a pale arc through the sky. Of course we know that the Earth is almost at its full tilt with the northern hemisphere away from the sun andContinue reading “Curate’s Christmas Letter, 2019”

The fourth Sunday in Advent, 22 Dec 2019

Isaiah 7. 10-16, Psalm 80. 1-7 16-18, Romans 1. 1-7, Matthew 1. 18-25 Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.Continue reading “The fourth Sunday in Advent, 22 Dec 2019”

Curate’s Letter: Christmas 2019

Last month, I wrote about harvest and plastic consumption and how the harvest ended up on our breakfast tables. I received a query as to how and why Christians should be concerned about this and why I would write about that in a parish magazine. Inherent in our worship of the Christ are our ChristianContinue reading “Curate’s Letter: Christmas 2019”

Transformation, 8th Dec 2019

Isaiah 11. 1-10, Psalm 72. 1-7,18-19, Romans 15. 4-13, Matthew 3. 1-12 ‘Tis time the get the decorations out and deck the halls with holly. Or maybe you’re one of those who leaves decorating until Christmas Eve. Me? I try to get in there at the start of Advent and then I don’t have toContinue reading “Transformation, 8th Dec 2019”

Christ the King! 24 Nov 2019

Jeremiah 23:1-6; Psalm 46; Colossians 1:11-20; Luke 23:33-43 Christ the King! He is King! Hallelujah! The finale of the liturgical year celebrates that Christ is King. Next year we begin our liturgical journey again, with the first Sunday of Advent. The beginning of the process looking to the birth of Christ. But today. Today isContinue reading “Christ the King! 24 Nov 2019”

Sermon: 27th October 2019

I am glad I am not the Pharisee  I do love listening to his stories. We all sit together you know. There’s no favouritism or deference with Jesus. We all love listening to his stories, but sometimes these parts of the stories that make us stop and think. Like this one today. And he’s soContinue reading “Sermon: 27th October 2019”