We call today ‘Boxing Day’, but for the Church it is the ‘feast of Stephen’.
Bishop Anne Dyer
A women’s toilet is often a good place for a poster, given that when using facilities women can take their time.
I am a person very careful with money and I love a bargain. I am delighted if I can find something that is cheaper than expected.
Anne Dyer: It is not just that words themselves can hurt -they can make people pick up sticks and stones too
Words matter very much. They have the power to build people up, and the power to pull them down. Words must be chosen carefully.
Bishop Anne Dyer: There is no other word for it – the system for looking after our older people is in crisis
I hesitate to say it, but when it comes to the provision of social care for the elderly, unwell, and physically most vulnerable people in Scotland, we are facing something of a crisis.
Bishop Anne Dyer: Don’t blame God for the “biblical” weather – we created this crisis all by ourselves
In the last few weeks there have been incidences of extreme weather across the UK.
I am a busy person. All of my days are busy. I have so much to do that my time is full to bursting.
Rt Rev Anne Dyer: Thank you to the NHS staff who are stretched like never before but still put people first
Last month a family member had an accident that led to some days in the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. For the first time for a very long time we got to see hospital care of the National Health Service close up.
Last week some friends came north to Scotland for a break. They stayed in a bed and breakfast where the highlight for them was the “full Scottish breakfast”.
Bishop Anne Dyer: It’s a dirty job, but someone has to do it – why Easter is a time to roll up our sleeves and get stuck in
In my house there are some jobs that none of us want to do.
It is Lent, the time when Christians often give something up. This year I have decided to take something up instead. This year I am trying to become more ‘Dementia Friendly’.
I love TV, although I don’t get to watch as much as I would like.
We are hearing a great deal about divisions right now.
For many people the days that follow Christmas Day have a clear purpose: finding bargains in the sales.
If you have ever heard an elderly person describe how Christmas used to be then you will know two things.
A few days ago I saw a very kind thing happen on the bus.
If you visit Orkney you can see the sites where ancient peoples built their homes. At the heart of these old buildings was the hearth, around which a family could gather. Here they could cook and warm themselves and the room in which they were sitting. In many places although the walls of these houses have been removed, the hearth still remains, a historic reminder that being warm is a basic need for everyone.
“It is not usually like this in Aberdeen.” That’s what people are telling me.