SEI Journal on Climate Change

The Autumn issue of the SEI Journal contains seven articles on various aspects of Climate Change and Climate Justice, including one written by James (pp 37-55).

The contents page for this section of the Journal is:

SEI February 2021 Newsletter

Rev Alice Moira Grigor, who retired to Cromarty in 2015, died on 27 December 2020 aged 71. She served as Don Grant’s Diocesan Advisor during his training and Don writes of her:

Her stories and examples of parish situations were a delight as well as being informative. She could talk for Britain, meaning that our meetings were never less than two hours and often more, though they were always too short.

At her funeral on 8th January, Patsy Thompson, a neighbour and the Warden of Lay Readers in Moray, Ross and Caithness said:

Priest, relative, neighbour, friend – in every role Moira was a true force of nature. Everyone who knew her emphasises her powerful energy and stamina, her courage, her generosity, her skill as a cook, her love of fine art and music, and her sense of style.

Patsy has also said:

Moira had enough energy to power the national grid. I miss a strong, vital theologian friend, someone to cross swords with about church and mission; someone who introduced me to Wentworth’s jigsaws and taught me how to do lockdown with a much better grace.

You can read Rev Ann Tomlinson’s full piece about Moira and all the other news from the SEI in the February 2021 SEI Newsletter.

SEI May 2020 Newsletter

The Scottish Episcopal Institute, which is responsible for training priests, deacons and lay readers in our Church, produces a monthly newsletter.

This larger-then-normal edition of the Newsletter focuses upon ‘work and worship’ at SEI during the COVID-19 pandemic. It opens with two of the Associate Tutors – the Revd Professor David Jasper and the Revd Jane MacLaren – reflecting respectively upon their current teaching methods. SEI Newsletter May 2020

 

Churches Now Closed

Following the directive from Boris Johnson this evening (23rd March) and updated guidance from the College of Bishops, our Churches will no longer be open to the public for either services or private prayer.  So from now on we must all pray at home.

Two prayers from the Scottish Prayer Book

In the time of any common Plague or Sickness.

O ALMIGHTY and merciful God, with whom are the issues of life and death: Grant us, we beseech thee, help and deliverance in this time of grievous sickness and mortality, and sanctify to us this affliction, that in our sore distress we may turn our hearts unto thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

For Hospitals and Infirmaries.

ALMIGHTY God, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ went about doing good, and healing all manner of sickness and disease among the people: Continue, we beseech thee, his gracious work among us in all hospitals and infirmaries; console and heal the sufferers; grant to the physicians, surgeons, and nurses, wisdom and skill, sympathy and patience; prosper their work, O Lord, with thy continual blessing; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

A momentous day in their lives and the life of the Cathedral

Today saw the Ordination to the Diaconate of not one, not two, but three people.  Inverness Cathedral hasn’t seen that number of Ordinations in a single day for many many a long year.

Congratulations to Don Grant, Katrina O’Neill and Kathryn Sanderson.

May God richly bless them and those that they serve in Ministry.

SEI March 2019 Newsletter

The Scottish Episcopal Institute, which is responsible for training priests, deacons and lay readers in our Church, produces a monthly newsletter.  If you are interested in what the Institute and its students have been up to, you can read all about it SEI Newsletter March 2019.

The SEI now has a mode of training where students spend the majority of their time on placement in one congregation, receiving a lot of practical hands-on training from the local clergy.  Both our Provost (Sarah) and our Synod Clerk (Michael) are helping to train students.  All those clergy involved in training Mixed Mode students or supervising curates, themselves received training at a gathering on the 29th January: Sarah Murray is in the photograph, but Michael joined via Skype.

SEI December Newsletter

The Scottish Episcopal Institute, which is responsible for training priests, deacons and lay readers in our Church, produces a monthly newsletter.  If you are interested in what the Institute and its students have been up to, you can read all about it December 2018 Newsletter from SEI.

The image above comes from the SEI Christmas Card, together with this prayer:

Lord of the journey,
we ask your protection on all who have fled their homes.
Give them strength on their journeys;
grant that they may find places of compassion in which to rest;
and give us the grace to turn our hearts into welcoming inns this Christmas;
this we ask in the name of the One in whom we find our home,
Jesus Christ our Lord.

SEI September Newsletter

The Scottish Episcopal Institute, which is responsible for training priests, deacons and lay readers in our Church, produces a monthly newsletter.  If you are interested in what the Institute and its students (including our own Don Grant) have been up to, you can read all about it September 2018 News from SEI.  Each student has a Diocesan Advisor, a number of whom are pictured above at a training day.

This weekend marks the start of the new year for the Scottish Episcopal Institute, which trains Priests, Deacons and Lay Readers for our Church. So from 31 August to 4 September SEI staff and students are staying at St Mary’s Monastery Kinnoull for five days of orientation when the new students can meet the continuing ones and the teaching and pastoral staff and everyone can get to know each other.

SEI August Newsletter

The Scottish Episcopal Institute, which is responsible for training priests, deacons and lay readers in our Church, produces a monthly newsletter.  If you are interested in what the Institute and its students (including our own Don Grant) have been up to, you can read all about it  August 2018 News from SEI.

Next month marks Mrs Denise Brunton who has been SEI’s Administrator throughout its life, and before that worked for TISEC and Coates Hall. In total, Denise has served the Scottish Episcopal Church for 27 years! A remarkable achievment from someone who has touched  the lives of many people, through her immensely caring attitude to all that she does and all those she meets.

SEI November Newsletter

The Scottish Episcopal Institute, which is responsible for training priests, deacons and lay readers in our Church, now produces a monthly newsletter.  If you are interested in what the Institute and its students (including our own Don Grant) are doing, you can read about it here SEI November 2017 News-sheet.