An exciting time in the Diocese of Brechin in November


Bishop Nigel provides an insight into events that are happening within the Diocese in November.

Monday 10 November 2014
Bishop Ted Luscombe celebrates his 90th Birthday today. Bishop Ted was Bishop of Brechin 1975-90 and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church 1985-90. He ordained our current Bishop Nigel as Deacon and Priest in St Paul’s Cathedral Dundee 1976/77.

Friday 14 November 2014
Dundee’s annual Christmas Light Night takes place in the city centre with a torchlight procession – Bishop Nigel will once again deliver a brief Christmas Message before the countdown for Santa to switch on the Christmas Tree lights at 6.30pm together with the street illuminations. Various attractions are on offer throughout the evening with fireworks at 9pm. St Paul’s Cathedral opens its doors with a musical programme from 6.45-8pm. The Dundee Nativity is enacted on the Nethergate Steps outside St Mary’s Parish Church at 6.45pm.

Sunday 23 November 2014
Bishop Nigel will be Licencing the Reverend Tracy Dowling as Chaplain (Assistant Curate) of St Paul’s Cathedral Dundee at the 11am Cathedral Eucharist for the Feast of Christ the King, together with Carole Spink who will be Admitted and Licenced as a Reader. Tracy comes from the Merton Priory Team Ministry in south London after a career with HMRC. Carole is completing her training at the Scottish Episcopal Institute and will also serve at the Cathedral.

Tuesday 25 November 2014
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is making a visit to the Dundee Centre of Mission St Luke’s Downfield, Dundee on Tuesday morning. The Centre, launched this September, is a partnership between the Diocese and Church Army, aiming to pioneer fresh ways of doing church for the unchurched. The Archbishop will meet local people connected with the project, Craig Dowling, Pioneer Evangelist and the Reverend Kerry Dixon, Priest Missioner. Bishop Nigel will welcome the Archbishop to our diocese and the Primus, Bishop David Chillingworth who is hosting the Archbishop during his visit to the Scottish Episcopal Church.

Friday 28 November 2014
Bishop Nigel is attending the Abertay University winter Graduation Ceremony in the Caird Hall Dundee in his capacity as a Governor and Member of the University Court.

Saturday 29 November 2014
Bishop Nigel and Mrs Anne Peyton are hosting a table of guests at the Lord Provost of Dundee’s Charity Ball being held this evening at the Apex Quayside Hotel Dundee: “this is the fourth year we have been and it’s a lot of fun, generously raising funds for Provost Bob Duncan’s local causes”



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