Pastoral Letter October 2018

Dear Friends, This past month we experienced the first of the storms of the season.  It arrived with high winds and driving rain and wreaked havoc on our transport system; delaying trains, cancelling ferries and closing roads to traffic. With the storm came change.  It was change that could not have precisely been predicted, but […]

Pastoral Letter for September 2018

Dear Friends, As I write this letter I am all too aware of so many things that I must get done.  I know this is a feeling that we all share.  There are tasks, and even people, in our life that demand our attention and our energy.  There are things that seem so urgent and […]

Pastoral Letter for July & August 2018

Dear Friends, As I write the pastoral letter, for this double issue of our church magazine, the sun is shining and the temperature is rising on another beautiful summers day.  The light and the warmth make it difficult to believe that we are living in the same place that experienced such a long, dark, prolonged […]

Pastoral Letter for June 2018

Dear Friends, I have been invited to go into the new Largs Primary School later this week. Together with a fellow chaplain, I have been asked to offer a lesson to a Primary 7 Class on ‘Notable Christians’. My colleague contacted me to ask who I might chose to speak about – he had already […]

Pastoral Letter for May 2018

Dear Friends, This past month has seen reason for national celebration as we marked the 92nd birthday of H.M. the Queen and, a few days later, greeted the birth of a new prince.  This month many look forward to a royal wedding when, on 19 May, Prince Harry will marry Meghan Markle. In a world […]

The Bishop’s Easter Message 2018

Easter Message 2018 Some of you may listen to a Radio 4 programme called Last Word. In effect it offers appreciations and assessments of interesting people who have died in the week or so before the programme is broadcast.  As I write, the cast includes Stephen Hawking and Ken Dodd.  But it occurs to me […]

Pastoral Letter for March 2018

Dear Friends, This month sees a great upheaval for our local school community, as all three primary campuses and our academy together with the preschool nursery make the move from their various settings into the large, newly completed, campus at the back of the town. As part of the chaplaincy team, I am aware that […]