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Visit to the diocese by the Bishop of Zanzibar

Visit to the diocese by the Bishop of Zanzibar

Bishop Michael Hafidh of Zanzibar and their Diocesan Secretary General, Reverend Nuhu Sallanya, will be visiting the diocese from the 17th to the 20th of February 2015. The itinerary for the visit is: Tuesday 17th February (Shrove Tuesday) Lunchtime: Meeting the Bishop and Diocesan Officers 5.30pm Evensong in the Cathedral Evening – after service fund raising […]

Reverend Terry Taggart licensed to St Peter's Stornoway

Reverend Terry Taggart licensed to St Peter’s Stornoway

                                  Terry Taggart was licensed (23rd January 2015) as the new priest for St Peter’s Stornoway and St Moluag’s Eoropaidh. Bishop Kevin celebrated at the eucharist to start Terry’s ministry, and representatives from St Peter’s, the diocese and other […]

DIOCESAN SYNOD 2015 – Notice to Members

Notice is hereby given that the Diocesan Synod will be constituted on Tuesday 10th March 2015 at the Eucharist in St John’s Cathedral, Oban at 5.45pm.  The business meeting will begin with coffee at 9.00am on Wednesday, 11th March in the Scottish Association for Marine Science, Dunstaffnage PA37 1QA. Please note the new venue. The wording […]

New Priest for Episcopal Church on Lewis

New Priest for Episcopal Church on Lewis

The Revd Terry Taggart is to be the Scottish Episcopal priest for St Peter’s Stornoway and St Moluag’s Eoropaidh.  Terry, originally from Glasgow, was formerly a Detective Sergeant with Lincolnshire Police then a mediator with the Ombudsman Services whilst entering ordained ministry.  He is married to Samantha and they have two sons, one daughter and two Westie […]

New resource for Scottish Episcopal 1982 Gaelic Liturgy

A new page has been launched on the Scottish Episcopal Church Diocese of Argyll and The Isles website with text and sound recordings for the 1982 Gaelic Eucharistic liturgy. This resource will allow a learner to understand, practise and deliver this eucharistic service. The English text is shown in parallel with the Gaelic. David McEwan, […]

Training Day Held at All Saints’ Inveraray

All Saints Inveraray was the venue for the autumn lay leadership day which this year was run by Bishop Kevin on the theory and practice of the eucharist and extended communion. It was good to see some new faces there as well as the ‘veterans’ of such occasions! Thanks to Fr Simon for offering All […]

Canon Hugh Lee Installed in Cathedral of the Isles, Cumbrae

Saturday 25th October 2014: Installation of Hugh Lee by Bishop Kevin as honorary canon of the Cathedral of the The Isles, Cumbrae. Hugh has served in the SEC for many years, latterly as the incumbent of Dunoon and Rothesay, retiring in 2006. He also served two periods in office as the diocesan synod clerk, retiring in […]

College of Bishops responds to Independence Referendum outcome

http://www.scotland.anglican.org/college-bishops-respond-referendum-outcome/#sthash.6l5w56Nz The College of Bishops has issued the following statement regarding the outcome of the Independence Referendum: Speaking on behalf of the College of Bishops of the Scottish Episcopal Church, the Primus, the Most Rev David Chillingworth, says “The people of Scotland have decided that Scotland will continue to be part of the grouping of […]

Diocesan Retreat 2014

The Diocesan Retreat will be held on Cumbrae from Monday, October 27th – Thursday 30th led by Bishop Kevin. The theme is The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, Her Lover – reflections on the story of Joseph and God’s chosen people in slavery, exile, freedom and the promised land…… To down load a booking form click […]

Argyll and The Isles takes part in “Cascade Conversation – Listening across the Spectrum”

Each person attending from Argyll and The Isles has written their own reflection. To start, Dean Andrew (one of those attending) summarises: In 2013 the General Synod of the SEC was offered a working group to explore the design of a process to allow discussion same-sex relationship issues in the life of the church. The […]