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When words fail

Ron Ferguson explains how broken words and music can bring comfort.

FOR me, one of the most challenging events of the year that’s just passed (ie 2018) concerned a young woman who volunteered to help out in the church of which I was then minister.

St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, was actually my first pastoral charge – after spells as community minister in Easterhouse and as Leader of the Iona Community.

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IN THIS ISSUE CELEBRATING 150 YEARS OF SOCIAL CARE - A look back at the proud history of social care in the Church of Scotland. REMEMBERING THE IOLAIRE - How the Isle of Lewis will mark the sinking of the Iolaire, 100 years on. LEST WE FORGET - A gallery of images from across Scotland as churches marked the centenary of the end of World War One BURNS DAY - The Very Rev Dr John Chalmers looks at the Bard’s relationship with the Church. - The Very Rev Dr Finlay Macdonald offers prayers based on Burns’ poems.