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Church parade

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 13 March 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:745
  1. Colin Douglas, doctor and novelist
  1. Edinburgh

    I quite enjoy church parades—in moderation of course. In agnostic middle age there are complex pleasures in revisiting our national religion perhaps once or twice a year, singing its hymns, listening to the kind of scholarly, liberal sermon still sometimes heard in Scotland, and doing so in the company of agreeable and like minded colleagues.

    We gather early, to stroll and gossip in the great hall where the procession is marshalled for the short walk …

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