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First published on: 7th July 2020


USPG General Secretary 24 hour ‘Zoom around the World’


1 May 2020                                                                                                                              LM/DD Zoom/01

From Aotearoa (sic) to the Windward Islands, Rev’d Duncan Dormor, the General Secretary of USPG will be ‘Zooming around the World’ on Sunday 3 May 2020.  Virtually travelling to 22 countries and covering over 60,000 miles, he will save approximately 15,000 kg of carbon dioxide from being emitted into to the atmosphere from flights alone.    

Duncan said, “At a time when the world is facing a common threat, albeit the impact of Covid-19 varies in different in parts of the world,  now is a really important moment to reach out and express our global solidarity as sisters and brothers in Christ. As a global mission agency, USPG is seeking to do that via its General Secretary bringing greetings to churches, offering biblical reflections and preaching across the world. I will be ‘virtually attending’ services around the world over 24 hours on May 3rd.  USPG supports climate justice initiatives, and it is important to demonstrate what can be done by judicious use of technology, whilst sharing Christ’s love for one another.”


Starting his virtual journey on Saturday 2 May at 2330, Duncan will reach out to USPG partners in  Bangladesh, Belize, Brazil, Cameroon, Fiji, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, India, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Morocco, Pakistan, The Philippines, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Sierra Leone, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga and the Windward Isles.


Duncan should be addressing anticipated world-wide congregation numbers in the thousands in less than 24 hours.  USPG believes this is a ‘first’ for virtual preaching and very possibly a world record too.






USPG is the Anglican mission agency that partners churches and communities worldwide in God’s mission to enliven faith, strengthen relationships, unlock potential and champion justice. Established in 1701.

Rev’d Dormor is available for interview.

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Image attached caption: Rev’d Duncan Dormor USPG General Secretary




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