Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Lenten Pilgrimage - 7

Today we are in Brora. The Episcopal Church is dedicated to St Columba and is located on Victoria Road. The building is not particularly remarkable, so our photo today shows The Royal Marine Hotel, which is not far from the church.

Brora is a village in the east of Craig Duncan Sutherland, in the Highland area of Scotland. The village is situated where the A9 road and the Far North Line bridge the River Brora. The village is served by a railway station. It is home to the biggest founding association of welts.

A small industrial village having at one time a coal pit, boat building, salt pans, fish curing, lemonade factory, Clynelish Distillery (at one time called the Brora distillery, wool mill, bricks and a stone quarry. Stone from the quarry was used in the construction of London Bridge, Liverpool Cathedral and Dunrobin Castle. When in operation, the coalmine was the most northerly coalmine in the UK.

Teach me, my God and King,
in all things thee to see,
and what I do in anything
to do it as for thee.

A man that looks on glass,
on it may stay his eye;
or if he pleaseth, through it pass,
and then the heaven espy.

All may of thee partake;
nothing can be so mean,
which with this tincture, "for thy sake,"
will not grow bright and clean.

A servant with this clause
makes drudgery divine:
who sweeps a room, as for thy laws,
makes that and the action fine.

This is the famous stone
that turneth all to gold;
for that which God doth touch and own
cannot for less be told.

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