Earlier this year
Teaching Day – Engaging with the Bible
On Saturday 9th April Bishop Rob held a Teaching Day in Balnain Hall, which was attended also by members of other local churches. We learned through comparison of the different Gospels and through acting out the stories to gain a better understanding of the Last Supper and the healing of Jairus’s daughter.
Bishop’s Lent Appeal
Bishop Mark’s Lent Appeal this year is for Ukrainian refugees. Donations can be made to the donations box in the church at any service during Lent. Cheques should be made payable to St Ninian’s.
Prayer for Peace in Ukraine
At the service on Sunday 27th February, Bishop Rob gave out copies of an ecumenical Prayer for Peace composed by the Scottish Church leaders Forum, for us to use in our own prayers at home.
Welcoming of our Priest!
On Sunday 27th February our priest, Bishop Robert Hardwick, was welcomed to the Diocese in an Evensong service at St Andrew’s Cathedral in Inverness. The service was well attended, and the congregation enjoyed refreshments afterwards. The photo [credit: Augusta MacLean] shows Bishop Rob with Cathedral Provost Very Rev Sarah Murray and Most Rev Bishop Mark Strange.
Bishop Rob was commissioned as priest of St Ninian’s by our Bishop, Most Rev Mark Strange, at a special service in St Ninian’s on Saturday, 4th. December 2021. The service was followed by a ceremony of welcome for Bishop Rob and his wife, Lorraine, at Balnain Hall. You can see pictures of the event here.
Bishop Rob has come to us from Canada, where he retired from his post as Bishop of Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan.