The Diocese in Europe can be found worshipping in a variety of locations from Morocco to Moscow, and Madeira to Helsinki.
Some of our churches have clock towers which needed to be changed when clocks were put back an hour at the end of October.
Members of Holy Trinity, Geneva in Switzerland have just been puzzling over the mystery of why a man from the celebrated Rolex company comes to wind their church clock each week. This generous act has been going on for some 72 years.
Initial inquiries were met with a polite but firm refusal to confirm or deny the fact as Rolex, like many Swiss firms, values its secrecy.
Further and delicate investigation revealed that the founder of Rolex, Hans Eberhard Wilhelm Wilsdorf who died in 1960 set up a foundation in memory of his wife in 1944. The trust performs good works around the city of Geneva and beyond.
But Herr Wilsdorf himself turns out to be the benefactor who left enough money for Holy Trinity’s clock to be wound every week. It seems he was a member of the church for a time and he left instructions that Rolex should wind the clock in perpetuity.
Whether you wind your own or it changes by invisible electronic wizardry don’t be early for church on Sunday. Put your time back by an hour!