Twenty-three years ago today

Standing outside St Andrew’s Cathedral, Inverness after my ordination to the presbyterate with Jenni (my wee sister), Jane (my then wife), Eddie (my wee brother, Rebecca (his wife), and in the front Benjamin (my sister’s son)

Twenty-three years ago today I was ordained a priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church by Bishop John Crook at St Andrew’s Cathedral, Inverness.

It feels like a lifetime ago, and I may have moved out of full-time, stipendiary ministry in 2006, but, praise God, I am still here. And after the five years I’ve just had, I am grateful for that.

Here’s to the next twenty-three years.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

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