• Homily for Chrism Mass

    ‘The Spirit of the Lord has been given to me, for he has anointed me’ (Is 61:1; Lk 4:18).  The parish of Buckie is known for its music. And it’s […]

  • Homily in honour of St John Ogilvie

    St John Ogilvie was a son of this diocese of Aberdeen and born within the bounds of this parish of Keith, and it is always good to honour him. He […]

  • Faith Formation

    At 7 pm on first Saturday of each month there is a series of seminars to be hosted at Bishop’s House. These seminars will offer opportunities for deeper formation in […]

  • Homily for Christmas Day

     I know an American gentleman who calls his house, ‘Love-in-the-ruins’. I’ve never asked him why. But certainly it’s not the kind of name you forget.  If you look at Renaissance […]

  • Homily for Christmas Midnight Mass

    This night is so full of light and colour and warmth, of poetry, story and song, of memories and comfort and hope. Our hearts overflow! Even if there were only […]

  • Pastoral Letter

    Dear Brothers and Sisters, We live in a noisy world. Our towns and cities are full of noise. There is noise in the skies and on the roads. There is […]

  • Homily for the Abbatial Blessing of Dom Anselm Atkinson

    ‘Lord’, asks Peter, ‘do you mean this parable for us, or for everyone?’ And the Lord asks in return, ‘Who then is the faithful and wise steward…?’ (Lk 12:41-42). ‘Who […]

  • Pastoral Letter

    Dear Brothers and Sisters, Peace be with you. It is a great grace to have become your Bishop. Thank you for the warm welcome I have received from so many […]


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