The Albany Bishop Candidates’ Tour (the “ABC Tour”) will happen August 13-17.

The tour has two purposes. First, it allows candidates to see more of our vast diocese first-hand and to meet some of our people in person, as an aid to their discernment. Second, as an aid to our own discernment, it gives us a chance to interact with and observe them directly.

We wish this tour could be longer, but all of the candidates, and their spouses, are taking a week away from other pressing responsibilities. Some are travelling a great distance to be with us. The Tour is designed to optimize the use of our time together in a way that is fair to all of the candidates.