Saturday 27 September had been chosen to mark the official 150th anniversary of the founding of the United Diocese of Moray, Ross and Caithness, as well the 900th anniversary of the Diocese of Moray.

Bishop Mark had asked for as many as could come to gather at Inverness Cathedral to celebrate the Eucharist together as one diocese. Come they did, laity and clergy, diocesan officers and civic representatives, friends old and new.