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About meenister

An ordained Church of Scotland Minister since 1974. Started off in Doune which is near Stirling, before moving to Trinidad for four years; on my return to Scotland, I was a rural minister in Perthshire and then was asked to become Minister at St.Michael's Inveresk where I spent eleven happy years. A short ministry in Guernsey followed and since 1999, I was a full time healthcare Chaplain in the town of Dumfries in SW Scotland, retiring from that post in December 2012. I started this blog on 6 May 2012, soon after my wife, Helen, was diagnosed with secondary cancer - it was a sort of diversion and still is, following her death on 16 June. I hope it shows that there is a lighter side to religion, that it's not gloom and doom and that we can sometimes laugh at ourselves in a self-effacing way. Some posts are, however, I hope provoking and food for thought.

Holy city – Pushkar – Rajasthan (visited January 2017)

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February 1, 2017 · 12:21

Didn’t expect the Parousia to be like this!

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January 16, 2017 · 19:21

Dance then….wherever you may be

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The Feast of the Epiphany

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January 6, 2017 · 15:47

Visit to Auschwitz- 31 December, 2016

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January 4, 2017 · 11:35

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Nativity Play

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December 19, 2016 · 15:28

Garden

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December 16, 2016 · 13:34

Now THAT’S what I call a Baptism!

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Strange days

A strange one….yesterday I conducted a wedding at a local popular venue. First of all, the couple were delightful & the guests lovingly supportive toward the bride and groom…..but, …

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