The Bishop of Calcutta, Church of North India, The Rt Revd Ashoke Biswas and his chaplain The Revd Paritosh Canning are visiting the Diocese for a week’s visit.
Members of the Overseas Group shared dinner at the Everest Inn, Perth to welcome the arrival of Bishop Ashoke Biswas and Revd Paritosh Canning from our Companion Diocese of Calcutta.
Bishop Ashoke attended the Retirement Service for Bishop David on Sunday evening and gave a short address at the end of the service.
The following day they visited the Alexander Duff Memorial in Pitlochy and Holy Trinity Church.
The Revd Alexander Duff was a Christian missionary in India and played a large part in the development of higher education. He founded the General Assembly’s Institution in Calcutta which is now known as the Scottish Church College.
The Duff Church in Kolkata was named in 1910 in memory of Alexander Duff.
He has visited St John’s Perth and also dropped into the Buggy Club in their hall. He has also visited Scotland’s Jute Museum at Verdant Works in Dundee.
Bishop Ashoke and Paritosh leave the Diocese on Friday to travel down to visit the Diocese of Derby with whom they are also linked.