The Cumbrae Revels

Here’s some pics from last Saturday. I was on the island of Greater Cumbrae at the Cathedral of the Isles to see its two new canons installed. They are the Dean of that diocese – the Very Rev Andrew Swift and the Provost of St John’s Cathedral, Oban the Very Rev Nicola McNelly.

Here they are:
Canons in Millport

This is how they process in the Diocese of Argyll and The Isles. (This tradition developed due to a history of Viking Raids, I believe)

This is the bishop sporting a slighty twisty lappet.
twisty lappet

This is the light fitting that I once again failed to smuggle off the island but which I found myself coveting when I should have been praying.