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The Bishop's Christmas message

Posted: 18th December 2017

 

St John 1.14: and the Word became flesh and dwelt among us …

 

We’re all familiar with slogans, mottoes, catchphrases, straplines, by which institutions or political parties or campaigning groups like to promote themselves, their claims, their values among the rest of us. Some of them may strike us as important and even challenging – I certainly, for example, find that to be true of Christian Aid’s strapline, we believe in life before death. And I’ve always loved the motto of the University of Oxford, where I studied for my degree in theology: Dominus illuminatio mea, the Lord is my light.

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Food Bank Christmas Cheer

Posted: 13th December 2017

A huge thank you to everyone for the overwhelming amount of Christmas goodies delivered to the Food Bank on 12th December.

Thanks to the generous and imaginative donations, 37 boxes were filled which will bring some brightness to local families, homeless people and individuals in need. As well as Christmas treats, we gave each person or family a supply of basic foodstuffs, so that no one should have to go hungry at this time.

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Say it with Flowers

Posted: 20th November 2017

Mrs Patricia Oliver recently resigned as Flower Convener for the church after nearly thirty years of dedicated and creative service. We are incredibly grateful to her for all she has given, and she'll be a hard act to follow.

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Message from the Bishop

Posted 13th October, 2017

Primates Meeting 2017

We listened carefully to the Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church (SEC) and with sadness accepted that the consequences for our relationships agreed in January 2016 would also apply to SEC after its decision on same sex marriage. This means that for three years, members of SEC would no longer represent the Communion on ecumenical and interfaith bodies; should not be appointed or elected to internal standing committees and that, while participating in the internal bodies of the Anglican Communion, they would not take part in decision making on any issues of doctrine or polity. The Archbishop of Canterbury will take steps within his authority to implement this agreement.

Yours,

+Gregor

(Bishop of SEC Diocese of Glasgow & Galloway)

 

Harvest Festival

Posted 5th October, 2017

The church looked beautiful in autumnal hues of yellow, yellow ochre, rust brown and deep reds and liberal displays of fruits, vegetables and flowers - which included a 'Showstopper' corn doll made of bread atop a real hay bale.

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Diocesan Pilgrimage to Whithorn

Posted: 5th September, 2017

They came from all over the diocese, in buses - from Ayr and Glasgow - and private cars, and with their dogs. Over 80 of us gathering in Whithorn, in the RC church of St Michael & St Ninian, to celebrate Eucharist together.

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Music for a Summer's Evening

Posted: 5 September, 2017

The concert on Sunday, 27th August, which was in memory of Muriel Rhodes, long-standing and well-known member of Greyfriars, and also on behalf of Greyfriars, was a great success.

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