Yesterday evening, a packed St Andrew’s, Tain saw the licensing of Revd James Currall as Priest in Charge of St Andrew’s, Tain, St Finnbarr’s, Dornoch and St Maelrubha’s Lairg by our Bishop and Primus Mark. It was a truly ecumenical occasion with clergy, elders and lay people from several denominations from as far west as Gairloch, as far east as Keith and as far north as Tongue.
The splendid music was organised by Jamie Campbell as his ‘swan-song’ before he goes off to Aberdeen University to study Divinity next month. Jamie gathered together a choir of 18, who gave us Stainer’s Magnificat in F, Jamie’s own Nunc Dimitis in F and Stainer’s “God so loved the world”. The preces and responses were by Alan Knight.
Afterwards we enjoyed a splendid spread in the hall and excellent fellowship. A huge, huge thank you to everyone who contributed to this wonderful occasion. This corner of God’s Kingdom now has a new Priest-in-Charge:-)