It was announced this week that their is a new Dean of the diocese of Argyll and The Isles: me!
This is a great honour and a great challenge too! In Scotland a Dean is like an English archdeacon - except you keep on working as a parish priest!
There is lots to do, much help that I hope to be able to bring to the bishop and the diocese - but always trying to be aware that ministry is HARD WORK - and it was hard work 'just' being the priest for my churches in Cowal and Bute.
So, if it's what you do, please pray for me, and the family, and the diocese (they probably need them the most!)