Monday, July 21, 2008

A living map

Being here gives you a sense of the international family we belong to. It is like living in a map of the world.

I've kept a note. I've spoken with about 129 of the approximately 650 here - obviously I've said 'hello' to many and seen even more again, but these are the Bishops I have spoken with so far:

Polynesia, Adelaide , Brisbane (Western), Brisbane (Southern), Melbourne, Perth (Goldfields), Central Solomons (Melanesia), Vanuatu (Solomons), Faisalabad (Pakistan), Aipo Rongo (Papua New Guinea), The New Guinea Islands, Taiwan, Colombo (Sri Lanka), Brasilia; South Western Brazil, Algoma, British Columbia, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Kootenay, New Westminster, The Arctic, Toronto, Alabama, Albany, Arkansas, Atlanta, Chicago, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Easton, Eau Claire, Europe, Fort Worth, Georgia, Indianapolis, Lexington, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Northern Indiana, Rochester, Southwestern Virginia, Virgin Islands, Virginia, West Texas , West Virginia and the Presiding Bishop (all the Episcopal Church in the USA). Nassau (the Bahamas). Botswana, Nord Kivu (Congo), Seychelles (Indian Ocean), Bungoma (Kenya), Southern Nyanza (Kenya), Capetown, Port Elizabeth, Saldanha Bay, St Helena, and Zululand (all Southern Africa); Ezo and Ibba (both Sudan); Central Tanganyika and Mount Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), Bath and Wells, Birmingham, Blackburn, Burnley, Lancaster, Canterbury, Maidstone, Ebbsfleet, Carlisle, Chichester, Horsham, Repton, Europe, Crediton, Plymouth, Guildford, Dorking, Grantham, Bolton, Middleton, Norwich, Oxford, Buckingham, Reading, Doncaster, Sodor and Man, Southwark, Croydon, Kingston-upon-Thames, Woolwich, Southwell and Nottingham, St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, Dudley, York, Hull and Whitby (all Church of England), Aberdeen and Orkney, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Brechin, Argyll and the Isles and Saint Andrews (all Scotland). St Asaph, Llandaff, Swansea and Brecon, Monmouth and the Archbishop of Wales (all Church in Wales). The Lusitanian Church. The Reformed Episcopal Church of Spain. Cyprus and the Gulf, Egypt and last, but not least, the Bishops of the Church of Ireland.

1 comment:

Daniel said...

Paul,

I'm delighted to learn you crossed paths with my bishop, Bud Shand (of Easton). Here at Emmanuel Church (in Chestertown, Maryland) we are keeping you and Bud and all the other bishops in our prayers.

Peace,
Dan Gross