October Update

Thursday 27th September, 2012

October sees the Cathedral clergy team restored to full strength.

Willie Shaw’s deaconing at the end of September means the safe arrival of Nicki’s replacement.

John McLuckie, in case you have missed the weekly service sheet, has been appointed Vice-Provost.  Currently a Chaplain at the Royal Marsden, John has served at St Ninian’s Cathedral, Perth; King’s College, Cambridge; and churches in Edinburgh and Glasgow.  John has many gifts and I am delighted that he and Sarah will be joining us in the Cathedral.

The funeral of Doris Smith saw us giving thanks for the life of the person who was the longest serving member of the Cathedral’s congregation.  Bishop Brian paid warm tribute to his Mum, as did the bell ringers as they honoured one of their number.

The news of the sudden death of Geoff Millard caused many tears to be shed.  Hundreds gathered in the Cathedral to give thanks for this loving and lovely man and to hold Jane and their family in our thoughts and prayers.  Rest in peace, dear friend.