It is some now since I featured St Columba's Culloden on the blog - so I shall post a few photos of this new church in the outskirts of Inverness over the coming days.
Those of you with a keen eye for detail (and an excellent memory) will spot that the church looks a little different to when I last showed it you 11 months ago.
The figure of the Risen Christ has been placed on a cross which is more a throne than the former tree of Calvary. There are strong red and blue markings on the cross to remind us of the blood and water which flowed from the body of Christ - these are rich symbols of Baptism and the Eucharist. These markings also remind us of Our Lord's Divine Mercy. The gold star behind the cross is intended to bring to mind Our Lord's Epiphany, Transfiguration, and Ascension.
The walls around and inside the sanctuary area which used be grey have now been painted in gold and green colours. The green colour that you see covers up many other shades of green below. We had to make several attempts before we got it right. Sales of Dulux paint in the Highlands have done very well over recent months!
we share in the light of your glory
through your Son, the light of the world.
Purify our minds by this Easter celebration
and bring us one day to the feast of eternal light.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.