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Advent: Preparing for Christmas

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An Advent reflection by Bishop Nigel: 'At this time of year, even amidst a recession, Dundee’s winter lights twinkle in the city centre and the commercial aspects of Christmas press in on us through enticing TV advertisements and shop windows. In a scene repeated in households across Courier country, at Bishops House we are gathering this year’s ‘must have’ presents, ready for our grandchildren’s Christmas visit.'

‘It is done! Welcome, Bishop Ellinah!’

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'It is done! Welcome, Bishop Ellinah!' With these words the Rt Rev Thabo Makgoba, Archbishop of Cape Town and Primate of the Province of Southern Africa, announced the news that the consecration of the Rev Ellinah Wamukoya as Bishop of Swaziland, one of our companion dioceses, had taken place on Saturday 17 November.

Bishop Nigel’s visit to Iowa

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Bishop Nigel reflects on his recent visit to our Companion Diocese in Iowa.

Entertaining television

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October is here, the nights are drawing in and the autumn television schedules are upon us. Another season of The X Factor, Strictly Come Dancing and all manner of celebrity-led and so-called reality shows beckon us to the sofa.

Same sex marriage legislation

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The Scottish Government has announced its intention to legislate for same sex marriage by 2015. Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said that she will work with the UK government to amend equality laws to protect churches from having to officiate at those unions unwillingly.

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