Glendon Macaulay is a parish minister who, throughout the past decade, has been working in an original, grassroots way with congregations, developing and encouraging creative worship styles which are participatory and relevant to the often messy world we live in. All of the material in this collection – liturgies, meditations, reflections, prayers, poems – has been tried and tested with local congregations, often at ecumenical worship events. It covers Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Holy Week, Easter, Pentecost and more.
Dirt, Mess and Danger celebrates the One who came to earth to live a fully human life, who as a baby suckled at his mother’s breast, and as a man suffered an all-too-human death on the cross at Calvary. He lived his life in the midst of dirt, mess and danger, and so understands what it is to be human, and yet rose to bring healing, forgiveness, justice and peace.
Before entering ministry, Glendon Macaulay worked for 27 years in central government. He was also Organist and Choirmaster at St Andrew’s High Church, Musselburgh for 30 years, a member of the Church of Scotland’s Panel on Worship and one of the compilers of Church Hymnary 4 (CH4), edited by John Bell.
Dirt, Mess and Danger includes contributions by Sally Foster-Fulton, who also has a great interest in developing fresh worship styles, particularly through the use of story. Sally is Associate Minister at Dunblane Cathedral. Prior to that she ministered to a congregation in Falkirk, and in her native South Carolina.