|167 African male clergy ........ and me!|
Today the Diocesan Synod meeting has started - the Synod only meets once every 3 years and is a gathering of all the clergy of the Diocese and lay representatives. Today was a big, 4 hour service in the Cathedral, and I certainly realized we were back, being the only female and only white priest amongst the167 clergy of the Diocese. It was a good re-engagement with Swahili too! There will be meetings tomorrow and Tuesday - of note tomorrow there will be a discussion and vote on the ordination of women. Later in the week the students will return to college so there is preparation to do as well. Alastair starts back at the hospitals this week, delighted to have his biopsy gun - not to mention the egg whisk! It's hot and extremely dry here, but not that much different from our month at home!