78 people from Brora, from many faith communities and from across Sutherland, Caithness, Ross-shire, Inverness, Moray and as far afield as Linlithgow and Kelso, were shoehorned into St Columba’s Brora today for a service of Rededication and the Licensing of James as Priest-in-Charge. A very special occasion as it marks the start of a new chapter in St Columba’s 110 year history after more than two and a half years closure as a result of a fire in December 2016.
Bishop Mark spoke movingly of his struggle to discern the will of the Spirit in relation to St Columba’s and how he had been guided towards an exiting new witness with St Columba’s as a place where all are welcome, a place of Godliness.
At the end of the Service, Bishop Mark introduced the clergy team who will minister in and around St Columba’s:
Rev James Currall (Priest-in-Charge), Rev Don Grant (Assistant Curate) and Rev Simon Scott (Assistant Priest),. He then invited everyone to stay and enjoy refreshments and fellowship, both of which are part of Godliness, as much as worship and praise.