For many years our Church in Greece has been working to establish its legal identity in the country. The chaplain of St Paul's in Athens, the Revd Canon Malcolm Bradshaw, recently reported that good progress is now being made towards the recognition, both of St Paul's as a historic building and of the Anglican Church in Greece throughout the country. Our Anglican cooperation with the (Orthodox) Church of Greece, particularly with the Archdiocese of Athens, continues to flourish.
At a recent visit by Bishop Geoffrey, some baptisms, confirmations and receptions into the Church of England were celebrated in St Paul's, including two candidates from daughter congregations in Crete and Thessalonika. Typical of the diocese, the ethnic origins of the candidates were diverse: English, Nigerian, Zimbabwean, Iranian and Greek!