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Saturday, 14 July 2012

Eurobishop is 3 years old

Eurobishop is 3 years old today. It is hard to believe that what began as a very tentative experiment, based on a morning's course on new technology that I took in Church House, seems to now be an important vehicle for communications within and about our diocese. There are now normally between 350 and 700 views per day. 

The top 10 countries from where visitors to the site come are: USA, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Gibraltar, Malta, Finland, Australia and Spain. Apparently (I have no idea how the internet knows this) 44% of viewers are between the ages of 18 and 34.

Some have asked about the picture on the design. It comes from this photo which I randomly picked for a number of reasons. First of all it is a bridge, and bishops are supposed to be bridge-builders. It is a bridge across the Bosphorus, which joins two continents, and the diocese actually includes countries in Europe and in Asia. I myself am Eurasian, Scottish and Burmese. And it is the sunrise, a sign of hope expressed in the morning canticle Benedictus: "In the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high shall break upon us".

I am always open to suggestions about improvement and modification, about possible items to be covered in posts. Just drop me a line.


  1. Hurrah! Glad to see Finland in the top 10 :)

    And a very happy anniversary to you.

  2. Happy anniversary from Spain as well; albeit last in the list :( - but surely not numerically...

  3. I LOVE the Eurobishop blog, and have loved it from the first day! Even sitting between Thailand and Myanmar, I can stay in touch with my diocese.
    How come there are so few stats from Asia??? Keep up the good work, please

  4. Mary Strømmen16 July 2012 at 16:06

    Norwegians like the blog a lot too - at least the Anglicans I know in Norway! It really helps us to feel in touch, and informed.

  5. Mary Strømmen16 July 2012 at 16:10

    Norwegians like the blog a lot too, at least the Anglicans I know in Norway! It helps us feel in touch, and informed.