Saturday 7th July, saw both a double celebration and a double venue for the occasion of the licensing of the Reverend Chris Mayo. Fr Chris was licensed as the Priest in Charge for St. Andrew’s Tain and the East Sutherland group of Churches; St. Finnbarr’s, Dornoch, St. Columba, Brora and St. Maelrubha’s in Lairg. The day began in St. Finnbarr’s, Dornoch where the service commenced with a gathering of people from the joint congregations as well as from the surrounding community. Once Bishop Mark had preached his sermon, it was into cars and a dash across the bridge to St. Andrew’s in Tain for the next part of the service. Here the Eucharist was celebrated and shared with more friends from the local community and congregations. A time of fellowship and feasting was to follow with an array of food from all corners of the new joint charge. A cake was also cut and shared which was a copy of one of the kneelers which can be found in St. Finnbarr’s.
Well done, Father Chris! Now get out there and sock it to 'em!