Holy Trinity Elgin with St Margaret's Lossiemouth had a very enjoyable day out at
Ballindalloch Castle last August.
The weather was wonderful, quite an exception for August and 25 members and friends
had a great time exploring
the house and gardens. Most of us could have spent even longer there than we did
and plan to go back again.
Diocesan Quiet Day 2015
This was held at the St Duthac Centre Aparfeelie on Saturday 30th May 2015. Fourteen
members attended from across the Diocese.
The theme, ‘The Foolishness for God’ was organised by our Chaplain, Rev Jenny Sclater
who was unfortunately not well enough to be with us. It was however a great success;
we were asked to meditate and reflect on how God made Himself vulnerable through
the person of Jesus, exposing Himself to cruelty, violence and oppression and that
by doing so He revealed His power.
After a picnic lunch we were asked to consider how we could make ourselves fools
After our times of quiet and reflection, some walking about the grounds; others sitting
quietly in the Centre or in St John’s Church, we gathered in the church for a Eucharist
let by +Mark.
New Diocesan President
During the Lady Day Service on Sat. 28th. March at St. Andrew’s Cathedral Inverness,
Catherine Green was commissioned as the new Diocesan President for Moray, Ross &
Caithness by Bishop Mark Strange.
The Diocesan Chaplain Revd. Jenny Sclater also presided at the service which was
attended by members from around the Diocese, and the Provincial President Mrs. Jean
Richardson. After the service refreshments were taken in the Old Boys Grammar School
next to the Cathedral. This was followed by a short meeting to elect Trustees & Unit
Diocesan Quiet Day 2014
This event was entitled Rolling Back the Stone, and was split into two sections.
The first looking at things, people or events which had hurt you in your life, which
was the stones. The second was looking at moving forward from that and thinking of
people or things that have helped you in your life, rolling back the stones.
Bishop Mark welcomed us to Arpafeelie. At the opening service, three candles were
lit, The Candle of Openness, The Candle of Trust and The Candle of Enrichment.
The day was led by our Chaplain Revd. Jenny Sclater and was really enjoyed by all
who attended. The Bishop brought the day to a close with the Eucharist at which
he preached and presided.