Today I announced that I shall be leaving St Mark’s in about 3 months to go to Christ Church, Falkirk (subject to Disclosure, of course). La Holy Spirit has been nudging me gently in that direction for a wee while now and you don’t mess with her. There were tears and joy (in Falkirk, I’m told, as they heard the news too).
We have achieved a lot here in Portobello these last 41/2 years. We’ve grown in numbers and more importantly in spirituality together. And, as our visitor this morning (who found us via the internet, btw) said: ‘what a friendly church!’
So my prayers now are for the next priest who comes here to continue loving this adorable wee flock. Will you say one too, please?