Well first of all we now have decent wifi. You will know that, when all else fails, I attempt to get on line by will power alone. Given how far away New Zealand is, I’ve only had limited success. But all is now well – not fast but at least consistent.
I’m doing my best with the meeting – somewhat defeated by the amount of reading. But the main thing is probably the networking. There are about 80 people here – every corner of the earth – so it becomes important and possible to attempt to have a significant contact with every single one of them. Ultimately the Anglican Communion is built on relationships. So this kind of gathering is really important.
So here I am with Bishop Mwita Akiri of the Diocese of Tarime in the Church of Tanzania. He was very keen to tell me about support which he has received from the Scottish Episcopal Church for building projects in his diocese
And this is Rev Lynda Patterson who is the Acting Dean of the Cathedral in Christchurch – we had a talk about the issues around the future of the Cathedral after the earthquake. You can read some about it here She comes from Northern Ireland … and is a lurker on this blog.