Pastoral Letter for October 2017

Dear Friends, Nature is an awesome thing!  In recent weeks we have been made aware of the fearsome force of it as one hurricane after another has lashed and devastated the tiny islands of the Caribbean and left the cities of Florida swimming in tidal surge. It is awesome indeed, and is only ever treated […]

Pastoral Letter for September 2017

Dear Friends, This month sees the pattern of many people’s lives return to some form of normality after the disruption of the long summer holidays. The schools and colleges have begun their new terms and, here at St Columba’s, we too see the choir return to their stalls each Sunday and our Toddler Group, Columba’s […]

Pastoral Letter for July/August 2017

Dear Friends, These past few months have been both busy and poignant ones for the congregation here at St Columba’s.  Together we were invited to recommit ourselves to the work of the Christian Community here not only with our lips, but more challengingly, with our wallets, through the increased giving campaign. We reflected on the […]

Pastoral Letter for June 2017

Dear Friends, I remember as a child spending long periods of time straining at the children’s part of the newspaper to spot the differences in what appeared to be two identical pictures. There would certainly be no prizes if you were to compare both pictures of St Columba’s as illustrated on the front cover of […]

Pastoral Letter for April 2017

Dear Friends, This issue of the magazine sees us enter the most important part of the Christian year – Holy Week and Easter.  In common with much of the Christian Church throughout the world, Episcopalians mark this time of great solemnity with liturgies and practices, some of which can be traced back to the very […]

Pastoral Letter – March 2017

Dear Friends, The Largs Labyrinth is now completed and has already been used by individuals and groups.  Each will have had their own reason for exploring this strange new feature in the local landscape.  Some may have come through a curiosity raised by reading the wee paper or the Facebook information; others, because the Brown […]

Pastoral Letter – February 2017

Dear Friends, Few of us, I’m sure, would say that winter is our favourite season.  Although weather-wise this has been a relatively storm-free and remarkably mild winter so far, it has carries with it the natural pattern of short bleak days and leaden skies, of long dark nights and the starkness of trees bare of […]