Pastoral Letter, April 2020

Jesus said to Mary Magdalene, ‘Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father’. John 20:17a   I write this in the midst of the strangest of Lents; a season that has demanded we ‘give up’ so many familiar and well loved activities and plans. These have been replaced, […]

Reflection for Mothering Sunday

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Pastoral Letter February 2020

Dear Friends, On Sunday, 2 February, we will play host to our friends from the congregations that make up Largs Churches Together as we celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple.  This is commonly called ‘Candlemas’ and it falls 40 days after our celebration of our Lord’s Incarnation at Christmas. […]

Pastoral Letter for September 2019

Dear Friends, As I write this, workmen from the local council are toiling away to construct the Viking Village for this year’s Largs Viking Festival. Each year this festival seems to attract more visitors to the town than the year before. It is an annual reminder of the long and varied history this coastline has […]

Pastoral letter for July/August 2019

Dear Friends, As we enter into the summer holiday period we do so at a time of great political uncertainty.  The future of our country and its relations with our European neighbours remains uncertain.  We don’t even know, at time of writing, who the Prime minister is to be!  This feeling of uncertainty seems reflected, […]

Pastoral Letter, June 2019

Dear Friends, This month on we will celebrate a major festival on 3 consecutive Sundays here at Saint Columba’s.  The first is our Patronal, which we will keep on Sunday, 2 June.  On that day we will offer our thanks to God for his servant Columba of Iona.  We know from the writings of his […]

Pastoral Letter for May 2019

Dear Friends, As I write this letter the Church throughout the world continues to celebrate the 50 days of unremitting joy that is the Easter season.  These days remind us that, as Christians, we are a people who live in the light of God’s great love for us and of his victory over sin and […]

Pastoral Letter for April 2019

Dear Friends, Journeys are central to what it is to be a human being.  All of us are part of the great journey from birth to death.  In the time we have here on earth we are part of many and various journeys – some journeys of discovery, some geographical as we travel to far […]

Pastoral Letter for March 2019

Dear Friends, Over the past few weeks a great change has been taking place in the Rectory.  It is a change that has been at once gradual yet at the same time challenging and rewarding.  Many years after reading a book by Marie Kondo, a Japanese organisational consultant, I have at last sought to implement […]

Pastoral Letter for February 2019

Dear Friends, “The LORD you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come,” says the LORD Almighty.”  These words from the beginning of the third chapter of the book of the prophet Malachi would have been well known to the ancient Israelites. It is a passages […]