Author: Diana

Rector of St Anne's Scottish Episcopal & Methodist Church, Dunbar.

Dignity

Karine Polwart’s cover of Deacon Blue’s song, Dignity, has kept me company throughout the pandemic. I love the stripped-back simplicity and the clarity of her vocals.  For a while in lockdown the song was a source of hope – an old friend reminding me to trust there would be a day when travel and freedom…

An Easter Sea Shanty

One of the joys of my role is being invited to lead assemblies and seasonal church services for pupils and teachers at Dunbar Primary School. I made this adaptation of the Wellerman sea shanty for their Easter service as one way of sharing the Easter story. The song uses my lyrics with images kindly shared…

Shaped by Experience: Why #ChooseToChallenge Matters.

I was not raised a feminist. For this I am grateful. Instead, I was simply encouraged to be confident in who I am, and not to root my identity in a sense that to be treated with equal dignity and respect to others would require a fight.  Yet as I’ve grown older I’ve become attuned…