100 days – Day 53: Anniversary

100 DAYS

100 days – Day 53:  Anniversary

15 years ago today, I changed direction in my Ministry; I left the Parish, to become a full time Healthcare Chaplain (or to be PC: a Spiritual Care Giver) to the Dumfries Hospitals – a post I held, and enjoyed, for thirteen years.


Charlie Chaplain

Sermon preached at Glasgow University Chapel – “Medical Sunday” 3/12/2000

  • Psalm 27, v. 1, vv 7 – 11, v. 13
  • Mark 4, vv 35-41


Richard Trench was the Archbishop of Dublin at the end of the 19th Century.  In the last two years of his life he fought with great courage a progressive illness that left him increasingly paralysed.

As a guest of honour at the Lord Mayor’s banquet in London, he was seen to be growing increasingly disquieted until someone asked if he felt well enough to continue.  ‘It has come at last’ he…

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