The Rt Rev Christopher Senyonjo

Here’s the sermon preached in St Mary’s today by the Rt Rev Christopher Senyonjo.

It was lovely to welcome him to Glasgow – many thanks to the Festival of Spirituality and Peace for facilitating his visit.

There was also an excellent Conversation session after the service where it was possible to go into much greater depth and engage in a conversation that ranged from the Anglican Covenant (he was cautious) to theological education (he was very enthusiastic).


  1. Steven says

    Hi Kelvin

    Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the service today! It was beautiful yet relaxed and there is a real sense of community in the congregation.

    It was a real breath of fresh air but makes me feel a little sad because in Ireland we have very few progressive churches!

    I look forward to my next visit!

    It turns out that I could have stayed on for the conversation because our boat was cancelled and we are only now leaving on the very crowded slow boat to Belfast. Not much fun with three kids in tow…



  2. Rosemary Hannah says

    It was very moving indeed – I felt the Bishop came over not only as a man of extraordinary courage but of true and deep spirituality. A real man of God. And such a nice person.

  3. It was lovely to meet you Steven – I’m very pleased you made it to St Mary’s. Next time we must get chance for a chat!

    Rosemary – I do agree. It was a huge honour to have Bishop Christopher with us this morning. Sitting having that conversation with him reminded me of a number of occasions when I’ve met with people (Bruce Kent, Bishop Gene and Trevor Huddlestone all come to mind) whose faith was world shifting.

    I became aware during the conversation this morning of such a Godly kindness that it made me understand perhaps for the first time that phrase Jesus used which suggests that if you have faith as big as a mustard seed you can move mountains.

  4. Hope you enjoyed the Rachmaninov, shame you didn’t stay or the second half. What did you think?

    • I thought the Rachmaninov was wonderful. I’d be on the go in St Mary’s since 8 am, so the Rachmaninov had exactly the effect it might be supposed to have and started to make me want my bed.

      It is a great piece of music and it was lovely to hear it sung with such a passion. The men were particularly fine and it is a piece which shows them off particularly well.

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