Wednesday, July 16, 2008

We're Safely Here

Gretchen and I arrived at Kent University about 10 pm Tuesday evening after an easy day of travel. We were greeted at Heathrow Airport by a friendly and efficient Lambeth steward who took us to St. George's Chapel at the airport. There we met three other bishops and one spouse, all from the Church of South Africa. We were driven by van to the university.

Registration had closed for the evening, as had the food service. So we had a light supper of beer and cookies at a campus pub and then retired to our dorm - Paley Hall in the Darwin College Houses. (Video will follow.)

We're sharing our space with Bishop Ambrose Gumbs of the Diocese of the Virgin Island. Bishop Gordon Scruton of Western Massachusetts is next door.

Kent University is sprawling and the dining hall is a short walk from our dorm. This morning we were up early to register for the Conference and get our ID badges so we could eat breakfast.

The conference starts this afternoon (Wednesday) at 6 p.m.

Much more to follow.


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