The official website of the Anglican Communion claims that there are "over 80 million members in 44 regional and national member churches around the globe in over 160 countries". Many of us will have heard this remarkable statistic before. But has it occured to those of us in this Diocese in Europe that we comprise 43 of the 160 countries? In other words, one quarter of the countries where the Anglican Communion has a presence are in our diocese! We do not yet have a quarter of the membership (20 million!) but as we are a growing diocese at least we are heading in the right direction.
The Anglican Communion website is here.