• Diocesan Newsletter – 14 July 2021

    The latest edition of the newsletter contains comment on the changes to coronavirus restrictions, a reminder about Recovery and Renewal applications, and information about up-coming events. The news letter is here: Diocesan newsletter 42 – 14 July 2021

     
  • Lets Get Together in Ellon – 24 July 2021

    Everyone is invited to our next Let’s Get Together event in Ellon Saturday 24 July 2021 The deails are here: Ellon Let’s Get Together

     
  • Let’s get together – Saturday 26 June

    A day to which everyone is invited – come to Banchory (Milton of Crathes) and meet old or new friends. See the details here: Let’s get together

     
  • Diocesan Newsletter – 17 June 2021

    This newsletter contains reports from the General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church, and details of online worship offered by the Province Diocesan newsletter 41 – 17 June 2021

     
  • Diocesan Newsletter – 27 May 2021

    The link to the latest edition of the newsletter is below. The newsletter contains an introduction to this year’s General Synod agenda, news of the Diocesan Day at Banchory on 26 June, and notice of a retiral. The newsletter is here: Diocesan newsletter 40 – 27 May 2021

     
  • Orkney Pilgrimage – Monday 24 May

    The final blog today, after a visit to St Magnus’ Cathedral. Bishop Anne – Today’s blog is here: 24 May, Monday – Pilgrimage

     
  • Orkney Pilgrimage – Sunday 23 May

    Today is Pentecost, when we celebrate the Holy Spirit coming upon the followers of Jesus. The blog today describes how Magnus became a saint. Bishop Anne – Today’s blog is here: 23 May, Sunday – Pilgrimage

     
  • Orkney Pilgrimage – Saturday 22 May

    Today we reached Kirkwall, at the end of our pilgrimage. We walked along the cliff tops from Orphir. After today – two more blogs, and then I am done. Bishop Anne – Today’s blog is here: 22 May, Saturday – Pilgrimage  

     
  • Orkney Pilgrimage – Friday 21 May

    The route today was Finstown to Orphir, on a very cold day. The theme was ‘Forgiveness’. Bishop Anne – The blog for today is here: 21 May, Friday – Pilgrimage

     
  • Orkney Pilgrimage – Thursday 20 May

    Today the pligrimage route was from Dounby to Finstown. The theme of our reflections today was ‘Change’. Bishop Anne – Todays blog is here: 20 May, Thursday – Pilgrimage

     
  • Orkney Pilgrimage – Wednesday 19 May

    Today we walked stage 3 of the St Magnus Way – from Birsay to Dounby. The theme was ‘growth’. A setting full of new life in the fields helped us imagine what might be possible for us all. Bishop Anne – Here is today’s blog: 19 May, Wednesday – Pilgrimage

     
  • Orkney Pilgrimage – Tuesday 18 May

    We walked from Evie (Gurness) to Birsay today on the St Magnus Way. The theme for this section of the Way is ‘loss’. Bishop Anne – For today’s blog see here: 18 May, Tuesday – Pilgrimage:

     
  • Orkney Pilgrimage – Monday 17 May

    Today a small group of us began our pilgrimage together. We travelled by boat to Egilsay, the place of St Magnus’ Martydom. Bishop Anne – You can read today’s blog here: 17 May, Monday – Pilgrimage

     
  • Orkney Pilgrimage – Sunday 16 May

    Today the weather is bright and still in Orkney. Tomorrow we begin to walk St Magnus Way. Today’s blog contains some beautiful music, and some details of the life of St Magnus. Bishop Anne – The blog can be found here: 16 May, Sunday – Pilgrimage  

     
  • 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 […]

     

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