We pray for our Brothers and Sisters as they look at the discernment of these candidates. Many of us will know well The Rev Dr Michael Paterson who has been working with our Neighbours at St Margaret’s, Rosyth and came to preach with us In Holy Trinity recently.
Commenting on this stage of the process, Acting Bishop during the episcopal vacancy the Most Rev Mark Strange, Bishop of Moray, Ross & Caithness and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church says “I thank members of the Preparatory Committee for the work they have done and am delighted that three candidates are being nominated to the Electoral Synod. We hope that the discernment in the Electoral Synod will enable them to elect a new bishop who will lead the Diocese of Glasgow & Galloway in its future ministry and mission, and ask that we hold each of the candidates and the Diocese in our prayers during this process.”
We pray for our Neighbours in Rosyth who are obviously very excited but I am sure would love to work with Michael even longer. We pray for him, and his fellow candidates and all those in the Diocease of Glasgow & Galloway that the best candidate will come forward and lead them over the next few yearS.