Three Kenyan bishops were among fellow clergymen from around the globe attending a ten-day course at Canterbury Cathedral in England last week.
Joseph Wandera from the Diocese of Mumias, Francis Matui from the Diocese of Matueni and John Omuse from the Diocese of Katakwa were among 27 bishops from around the Anglican Communion attending the annual event, affectionately nicknamed “the baby bishops’ course” by those who have taken part in previous years.
Held at the Mother Church of the Anglican Communion, the course taught attendees about the role of a bishop and included visits to the Anglican Communion Office in London as well as a meeting with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, at Lambeth Palace.
The bishops also took part in a programme of talks, presentations and workshops and had the opportunity to build networks and relationships with other new bishops across cultural and geographical divides.
This year’s group came from Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, Japan, Kenya, Madagascar, Melanesia, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Scotland, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, the United States, and Zimbabwe.