March 4, 2015

This week was a week of journeys.  I journeyed to Keith for a meeting with the curate, I jourwneyed to Invergordon to install Canon Ian Pallett as the priest for St Ninian’s and commissioning the Northern Chapter of the diocese.  I journeyed to Glenlivet and Aberlour  to visit some isolated families and I journeyed to Elgin for a meeting of the St Drostan’s Synod.

I also found time to visit the Hospice in Inverness, lead assembly at Bishop Eden’s primary school and attend a Cathedral Chapter meeting. W e were back to normal life- all thoughts of Christmas holidays had gone.

On the following Sunday I led the worship at the Cathedral and then had the privilege of preaching at the service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. This service was held in Inches Parish Church and the fellowship was great. The rest of the next week was office catch up time, letters, phone calls, documents to write etc, etc. This week brought the return of the snow which could only mean we were off to the hills for Sunday.

Rothiemurchus was our destination and we had a lovely time with those from Grantown on Spey and from St John’s who had managed to brave the weather.  We also had a wonderful lunch at the Hart’s house in Carr-Bridge. The day ended with Choral Evensong at the Cathedral.

The rest of the week was made up of fascinating meetings with local community groups and two vestry meetings and the highlight was the staff buffet at Arpafeelie the final event at the house for the Christmas period. Just in time, as Candlemas is just around the corner.