• Orkney Pilgrimage – Saturday 15 May

    Today I write about St Olaf. A church named for him was most likely the ‘Kirk’ of Kirkwall. There are traces of his influence remaining today in Orkney. Bishop Anne – Read today’s blog about Olaf here: 15 May, Saturday – Pilgrimage

     
  • Orkney Pilgrimage – Friday 14 May

    Today I travelled from Kirkwall to Stromness, passing key monuments in the ancient landscape. Today’s blog is concerned with the beauty that has made Orkney such a spiritual place for millennia. The blog is here: 14 May, Friday – Pilgrimage

     
  • Orkney Pilgrimage – Ascension Day

    On Ascension Day I travelled from Aberdeen to Kirkwall, Orkney. Here is the blog for today, thoughts from the skies above the diocese. Bishop Anne Grant, we pray, almighty God, that as we believe your only–begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ to have ascended into the heavens, so we in heart and mind may also […]

     
  • Diocesan Newsletter – 12 May 2021

    The latest edition of the newsletter contains details of walking (soical) events through the summer in different parts of the diocese. The Bishop is going to be vsiting Orkney and then on pilgrimage. Included is a list of events for prayer.

     
  • Orkney Pilgrimage – Preparation

    The Bishop is going on pilgrimage to Orkney. She travels to Kirkwall on Thursday 13 May. While she is away she will be blogging about her experiences. Her preparatory blog is here:

     
  • Diocesan Newsletter – 28 April 2021

    Here is the latest edition of the newsletter. It encourages Charges to be thinking about ‘Recovery and Renewal’, and has details of the Bishop’s upcoming pilgrimage in Orkney.  

     
  • Vocations Sunday – ordinand interview

    Sunday 26 April 2021, Easter 4, was Vocations Sunday. Godwin Chimara, an Aberdeen and Orkney ordinand, was interviewed for the service at St Mary’s, Dunblane by Revd Nerys Brown. The link to theinterview is here.

     
  • Easter Sunday 4 April – Lent Course

    Happy Easter to all who have followed this Lent Course. Here is the material for Easter Sunday for the daily Lent Course – Through the Lenten Door. On Sundays, we go to our front doors and you’re invited to take part in the National Act of Prayer at 7pm. The material can be used at […]

     
  • Easter Sunday Worship

    A service of Holy Communion for Easter Sunday from St Mary’s Pro-cathedral will be available from 10am on the Diocesan facebook page. The president and preacher is the Bishop. The link is here. The order of service is below. Please note that those watching might chosse to loight a candle for the Renewal of Bapismal […]

     
  • Holy Saturday 3 April – Lent Course

    Here is today’s material for the daily Lent Course – Through the Lenten Door. On Saturdays, we are in the Place of Prayer Today is Holy Saturday, a day of silence and confusion, a day sandwiched between crucifixion and resurrection so there is a Collect to pray and some suggestions of music to listen to. […]

     
  • Good Friday 2 April – Lent Course

    Here is today’s material for the daily Lent Course – Through the Lenten Door. On Fridays, we are in the Creative Space. Today is Good Friday, so we contemplate the cross of Christ. The material can be used at any time of the day, but we encourage use between 9am and 3pm. The PDF here […]

     
  • Thursday 1 April – Lent Course

    Here is today’s material for the daily Lent Course – Through the Lenten Door. On Thursdays, we are in the Kitchen. Today we think about love and washing hands. The material can be used at any time of the day. The PDF here can be downloaded or read on-line.

     
  • Diocesan Newsletter – 31 March 2021

    Here is the latest edition of the Diocesan newsletter, which includes Easter messages from the Bishop and Dean. The letter also includes details of Provinical and Diocesan Services from Maundy Thursday through to Easter Sunday.

     
  • Wednesday 31 March – Lent Course

    Here is today’s material for the daily Lent Course – Through the Lenten Door. On Wednesdays, we are in the Bedroom. Today we think about things done at night that led to the arrest of Jesus. The material can be used at any time of the day. The PDF here can be downloaded or read […]

     
  • Tuesday 30 March – Lent Course

    Here is today’s material for the daily Lent Course – Through the Lenten Door. On Tuesdays we are in the sitting room. Today we think about being there but not quite yet. The material can be used at any time of the day. The PDF here can be downloaded or read on-line.

     
  • Monday 29 March – Lent Course

    Here is today’s material for the daily Lent Course – Through the Lenten Door. On Mondays, we are in the Hall, today we hear about Mary of Bethany’s gift. The material can be used at any time of the day. The PDF here can be downloaded or read on-line.

     
  • Sunday 28 March – Lent Course

    Here is the material for the Sunday of the Passion/Palm Sunday for the daily Lent Course – Through the Lenten Door. On Sundays, we go to our front doors and you’re invited to take part in the National Act of Prayer at 7pm. The material can be used at any time of the day. The […]

     
  • Saturday 27 March – Lent Course

    Here is today’s material for the Diocesan Lent Course – Through the Lenten Door. On Saturday’s we are in the Place of Prayer, today we are thinking about making the journey to prayer to Jerusalem for Holy Week. The material can be used at any time of the day. The pdf can be downloaded or […]

     
  • Friday 26 March – Lent Course

    Here is today’s material for the daily Lent Course – Through the Lenten Door. On Fridays, we are in the Creative Space, thinking about stones. The material can be used at any time of the day. The PDF here can be downloaded or read on-line.

     
  • Thursday 25 March – Lent Course

    Here is today’s material for the daily Lent Course – Through the Lenten Door. Today we are in the Kitchen on the Feast of the Annunication. The material can be used at any time of the day. The PDF here can be downloaded or read on-line.

     
  • Wednesday 24 March – Lent Course

    Here is today’s material for the daily Lent Course – Through the Lenten Door. On Wednesdays, we are in the Bedroom, what is your night-time routine? The material can be used at any time of the day. The PDF here can be downloaded or read on-line.

     
  • Tuesday 23 March – Lent Course

    Here is today’s material for the daily Lent Course – Through the Lenten Door. On Tuesdays we are in the sitting room. Today we think about empty chairs. The material can be used at any time of the day. The PDF here can be downloaded or read on-line.

     
  • Monday 22 March – Lent Course

    Here is today’s material for the daily Lent Course – Through the Lenten Door. On Mondays, we are in the Hall, today we read the story of Susanna and the Elders. The material can be used at any time of the day. The PDF here can be downloaded or read on-line.  

     
  • Sunday 21 March – Lent Course

    Here is the material for the Sunday of the Passiontide for the daily Lent Course – Through the Lenten Door. On Sundays, we go to our front doors and you’re invited to take part in the National Act of Prayer at 7pm. The material can be used at any time of the day. The pdf […]

     
  • Saturday 20 March – Lent Course

    Here is today’s material for the Diocesan Lent Course – Through the Lenten Door. On Saturday’s we are in the Place of Prayer, today we are thinking about seeking and finding refuge in God. The material can be used at any time of the day. The pdf can be downloaded or viewed on-line.

     

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