Church mourns the death of Archbishop Tutu

December 26, 2021

The Scottish Episcopal Church joins the Anglican Church of Southern Africa in mourning the death of its former Primate, Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

The Most Rev Mark Strange, Bishop of Moray, Ross & Caithness and Primus of the College of Bishops, said: “It is with great sadness that I learned of the death of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. That sadness is for his family, friends, and for all of us who will not hear his powerful, joyful and distinctive expression of Christian love again.

“He was a good friend of the Scottish Episcopal Church and his visit to our Provincial Conference held at St Andrews in 1995 was a formative moment in our history. Many of our members still speak of the hope and vision that his words offered to us.

“Bishop Tutu was always happy to share his gifts, helping people to lay down division and dance forward in the faith of Christ.

“He showed us how to listen to those we struggle with, how to forgive and how to rebuild relationships.

“We offer prayer for those who were closest to him, the communities of Cape Town and the Anglican Church of Southern Africa.

“Rest in Peace dear child of God.”


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