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Didn’t realise that it was a VERY informal wedding


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December 12, 2014 · 17:58

Sky Pilots 2

Two “men of the cloth” – a Kirk Meenister and a Catholic Priest – found themselves sitting on opposite sides of the aisle on a plane from Edinburgh to London.

About twenty minutes into the flight, there was some pretty severe weather, which resulted in turbulence.  As it got worse, the passengers became increasingly alarmed, and even the cabin crew began to look anxious and concerned.

One of the flight attendants approached the two clergymen, and said, “Father, Reverend – this is really frightening.  Do you suppose that you could do… I don’t know …. well, something, you know, sort of religious?”

So…. the Meenister leaned over to where the Priest was sitting, and said, “You take your side of the plane, and I’ll take this side”

The Priest stood up, and led the passengers on his side of the aeroplane in saying the Lord’s Prayer…….

Meanwhile, on the other side, the Meenister walked up and down the aisle, taking up a collection………

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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 thought provoking and food for thought.

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August 21, 2013 · 15:10

the auld Meenister – a couple of months until his 66th birthday

the auld Meenister - a couple of months until his 66th birthday

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August 21, 2013 · 14:40



The Meenister and the Groom await the arrival of the Bride – at the Crichton Memorial Church, Saturday 13 July

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July 14, 2013 · 02:57

a blast from the past

a blast from the past

The Meenister wuz here!

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July 7, 2013 · 17:54

The Meenister says “Where on earth did I leave my trousers?”

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April 30, 2013 · 07:55