30th June 2020
Dear Friends in Glasgow and Galloway
This is my final communication as your Interim Bishop, and it is simply to say thank you to you all for making us feel so welcoe. I have travelled across large parts of the diocese and even when the reason for meeting might have been to sort issues, you welcomed and supported me through it all.
I have visited wonderful places and joyful congregations, I have driven new roads and discovered unknown railways and stations. I think I now know the difference between Glasgow and all the other bits, and I no longer have to keep looking at a map!
I know you will welcome +Kevin and Elspeth and take them to your hearts and I am confident that the diocese will go from strength to strength.
So, thank you all again, Jane and myself look forward to seeing you all at the Cathedral when we can gather and formally welcome +Kevin into his Diocese.
I finish with my blessing on you all:
Deep Peace of the running wave to you,
Deep peace of the flowing air to you,
Deep peace quiet earth to you
Deep peace of the shining stars to you
Deep peace of the Son of Peace to you. Amen.
The Most Revd Mark Strange