My name is Edward Condry, I’m in my early sixties, and I am the Church of England’s Bishop of Ramsbury. My ‘patch’ is usually Wiltshire, although I sometimes work in Dorset too, and I work with two other Bishops in the Diocese of Salisbury, which covers an enormous area from Marlborough to Lyme Regis and from the outskirts of Bournemouth almost to the edge of Bath.
I started blogging when I decided to give up my car for Lent in 2014 – partly as a good Lenten discipline, partly as a public witness to the Church of England’s commitment to fighting climate change. In total, I covered 2056 miles by bike, bus, train and walking that I would otherwise have driven.
I found blogging was such a useful way of talking to people and getting my own thoughts in order that I decided to keep it up even after my car had been returned to me.