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2018 reports

> St Mary's, Stanley, Falkland Islands
> St Clement's, Prague, Czech Republic

2017 reports

> St Helena's, Larnaca, Cyprus
> Schlosskirche, Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany
> Augustinerkirche, Zürich, Switzerland
> Brahekyrkan, Visingsö Island, Sweden
> Tarragona Cathedral, Tarragona, Cataluña, Spain
> Oasis Family Church, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
> Wormser Dom (Cathedral of St Peter), Worms, Germany
> "At One Table," Römerberg, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
> St Paul's, Athens, Greece
> St Georgenkirche, Eisenach, Germany
> Monastery of Simonopetra, Mount Athos
> Holy and Great Lavra, Mount Athos
> Berliner Dom, Berlin, Germany
> St Joseph's Cathedral, Sofia, Bulgaria
> Sveta Nedelya, Sofia, Bulgaria
> Cathedral of the Transfiguration, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
> Szent István Bazilika, Budapest, Hungary
> St George’s, Berlin, Germany
> St Martin's-in-the-Veld, Johannesburg, South Africa

2016 reports

> Igrexa de Santo Agostiño, Santiago, Spain
> Abbey of Santo Domingo de Silos, Spain
> Asunción de Nuestra Señora, Hontoria del Pinar, Spain
> Nuestra Señora de la Merced, Tarazona, Spain
> San Gil Abad, Zaragoza, Spain
> Academic Church of St Anne, Warsaw, Poland
> Sankta Maria Domkyrka, Visby, Sweden
> Holy Trinity, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
> Cathedral Church of All Saints, St Thomas, USVI
> St Thomas (Kostel Sv Tomase), Prague, Czech Republic
> Intercontinental Church Society, Interlaken, Switzerland
> St Thomas, Charlotte Amalie, USVI
> NoorderLichtkerk, Zeist, The Netherlands
> St Andrew's Cathedral, Singapore
> St Paul's, Frederiksted, St Croix, USVI
> Lord God of Sabaoth, Christiansted, St Croix, USVI
> St John's, Christiansted, St Croix, USVI
> St George's, Lisbon, Portugal
> St George's, Ruhpolding, Bavaria, Germany

2015 reports

> St Andrew's Cathedral, Singapore
> Great St Martin, Cologne, Germany
> St Paul’s Pro-Cathedral, Valletta, Malta
> Schiphol Airport Chaplaincy, Amsterdam, Netherlands
> St Francis, Split, Croatia
> St George’s, Venice, Italy
> Pacifica Theatre, Motor Ship Brilliance of the Seas
> St John's, Lauli'i, American Samoa
> St John the Divine, Tamuning, Guam
> St Augustine of Canterbury, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines
> Christ Church, Bangkok, Thailand
> San Martin de Tours, Madrid, Spain
> Catedral del Redentor, Madrid, Spain
> Cathedral of the Incarnation, Granada, Spain
> San Antonio de los Alemanes, Madrid, Spain
> St Michael and St Gudula Cathedral, Brussels, Belgium
> Holy Trinity Pro-Cathedral, Brussels, Belgium
> Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg, France
> Eglise Saint-Thomas, Strasbourg, France
> Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, France
> Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, Hong Kong
> Malasitapu Presbyterian, Freshwota, Port Vila, Vanuatu
> St Paul's, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

2014 reports

> Zionskirche, Bielefeld, Germany
> Cathedral of St John the Baptist, San Juan, Puerto Rico
> St Christophorus, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
> St Patrick's on the Hill, Hogsback, South Africa
> Johanneksenkirkko, Helsinki, Finland
> Holy Trinity, Funchal, Madeira
> Imperial Cathedral St Bartholomew, Frankfurt, Germany

2013 reports

> Cathedral of St George the Martyr, Jerusalem
> Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche, Berlin, Germany
> All Saints, Rome
> Holy Trinity, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
> Chapel of St Augustine of Canterbury, Anglican Ctr, Rome
> St Paul's Within the Walls, Rome
> St John the Evangelist, Montreux, Switzerland
> Catedral de la Asunción de María, México City
> Ordination of Archbishop Peter Loy Chong, Suva, Fiji
> De Bron, Nieuwegein, the Netherlands
> Aboard RMS Queen Mary 2, Atlantic Ocean
> St Andrew's, Moscow, Russia
> St Leonard’s, Savusavu, Fiji
> San Ignacio, Montserrat, Buenos Aires, Argentina
> Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Buenos Aires, Argentina
> San Pedro González Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
> Capilla de San Roque, Montserrat, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2012 reports

> Helsinki Cathedral, Helsinki, Finland
> Free Church, Sansad Marg, New Delhi, India
> St Michael the Archangel, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
> Mount St Mary's, Martintar, Nadi, Fiji
> Michaelsgemeinde (Schloßkirche), Pforzheim, Germany
> Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavík, Iceland
> St Jean-Marie-Vianney, Pointe aux Piments, Mauritius
> City Hall Plaza and Cathedral, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
> Church of the Costa del Sol West, San Pedro, Spain
> St Francis Xavier, Ra Province, Viti Levu, Fiji
> Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Assunção, Funchal, Portugal
> St Georgenkirche, Eisenach, Germany
> St John the Baptist, Montaigu, France
> Basilica of St Nicholas, Nantes, France
> Santa María la Real, Zarautz, Gipuzkoa, Spain
> Collegiata de Santa Juliana, Santanilla del Mar, Spain
> San Vicente, Potes, Cantabria, Spain
> Basílica de San Isidoro, León, Spain
> Mona Baptist, Kingston, Jamaica

2011 reports

> St Peter’s, Lautoka, Fiji
> Holy Trinity, Puerto de Mogán, Canary Islands
> Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, Vitu Levu, Fiji
> St Laurence, Nazaret, Lanzarote, Canary Islands
> Evangelical Free Church – Baptist, Pforzheim, Germany
> The American Cathedral, Paris, France
> St Alban's, Laichingen, Germany
> Santa Teresa de Jesús, La Cala de Mijas, Spain
> Christ the King, Nauru, Micronesia
> Basilica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar, Zaragoza, Spain
> Parroquia del Santiago el Mayor, Zaragoza, Spain
> Evangelical Church of Bangkok, Thailand
> Chapel of Sts Mary & Martha of Bethany, Leuven, Belgium
> Berliner Dom, Berlin, Germany
> Marienkirche, Berlin, Germany
> Paton Memorial, Port Vila, Vanuatu
> Barker Road Methodist, Bukit Timah, Singapore
> LifeUnited, Aljunied, Singapore
> Heart of God, Paya Lebar, Singapore
> Covenant Evangelical Free Church, Woodlands, Singapore
> Nikolaikirche, Leipzig, Germany
> Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany
> Christ Church, Vienna, Austria

2010 reports

> Iglesia del Sagrario, Granada, Spain
> Holy Trinity Cathedral, Suva, Fiji Islands
> Vanløse Kirke, Copenhagen, Denmark
> Union Church, San Juan, Puerto Rico
> Oud-Katholieke Parochie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
> Christ Church, Istanbul, Turkey
> Sacré-Cœur de Montmatre, Paris, France
> Catedral de San Ildefonso, Mérida, Mexico
> St Laurence, Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote, Canary Islands
> Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Turin, Italy
> St Catherine of Alexandria, Zejtun, Malta
> Dali Protestant, Dali, Yunnan, China
> Sacred Heart of Jesus, Pudong, Shanghai, China
> Margarethenkirche, Gotha, Germany
> Hoffnungskirche, Oberweißbach, Germany
> Iglesia de Santiago, Triacastela, Lugo, Spain
> Santa María del Camino, Carrión de los Condes, Castile, Spain
> Santa María de la Asunción, Viana, Navarre, Spain
> San Miguel, Estella, Navarre, Spain
> Catedral de San Pedro, Jaca, Aragón, Spain
> San Lorenzo, Huesca, Aragón, Spain
> Mare de Déu del Miracle, Balaguer, Catalonia, Spain
> Santa María, Igualada, Catalonia, Spain
> St Alban's, Anglican Chapliancy, Copenhagen, Denmark

2009 reports

> Cristiana Evangélica, La Gomera, Canary Islands
> Ermita de Carmen, La Gomera, Canary Islands
> Holy Cross Cathedral, Honiara, Solomon Islands
> The Ballroom, Cruise Ship Saga Ruby, Baltic Sea
> International Baptist, Singapore
> Emmanuel, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
> St Jacobi-Kirche, Elbingerode, Germany
> The Vineyard, Copenhagen, Denmark
> St Alban's, Copenhagen, Denmark
> Auditoire de Calvin, Geneva, Switzerland
> St Peter and St Sigfrid, Stockholm, Sweden
> Holy Trinity, Funchal, Madeira
> St Marienkirche, Röbel, Germany
> Cathedral St Nikolai, Greifswald, Germany
> St Marienkirche, Waren, Germany
> Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany
> City Harvest, Singapore
> Catedral de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Tijuana, México
> Cathedral of the King, Mandaluyong, The Philippines
> The American Church in Paris, Paris, France
> Sisters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Tarawa, Kiribati
> St Alban's Cathedral, Pretoria, South Africa

2008 reports

> St Mark's Basilica, Venice, Italy
> St George's, Madrid, Spain
> Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem
> Stadtkirche, Karlsruhe, Germany
> St Vincent's, Praia da Luz, Algarve, Portugal
> Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo), Florence, Italy
> St Peter's Basilica, Vatican City
> All Saints Cathedral, Nairobi, Kenya
> St Saviour's, Riga, Latvia
> Victory Christian Fellowship Ortigas, Quezon City, the Philippines
> Dresden Frauenkirche, Dresden, Germany
> New Creation, Singapore
> Wesley Methodist, Singapore
> San Antonio di Padova, Istanbul, Turkey
> Holy Redeemer, Levuka, Fiji
> St George's, Venice, Italy
> St Andrew's Cathedral, Kasulu, Tanzania
> Jesus Lifehouse, Tokyo, Japan
> St Thomas, Islamabad, Pakistan
> Sint-Janskathedraal, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
> Greenhills Christian Fellowship, Pasig City, The Philippines
> Word of Life, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
> Santa María Salomé, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
> San Tirso, Palas de Rei, Galicia, Spain
> San Lorenzo, Sahagún, León, Spain
> St Amaro's Hermitage, Burgos, Castile, Spain
> Cathedral of Santa Maria del Romeral, Monzón, Spain
> Abbey of Our Lady, Montserrat, Catalonia, Spain
> St John's Cathedral, Hong Kong, China
> Berliner Dom, Berlin, Germany

2007 reports

> Dom St Peter, Regensburg, Germany
> St Francis Xavier, Coloane Island, Macau
> Sainte-Brigitte, Côtes-d'Armor, France
> Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, Évian-les-Bains, France
> Panny Marie Vítíězné, Prague, Czech Republic
> The Priory Church of Reconciliation, Taizé, France
> St Mary's, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
> Christ's Commission Fellowship, Ortigas, Mandaluyong, Philippines
> Cathédrale de St Alain, Lavaur, Tarn, France
> St Paul's Within the Walls, Rome, Italy
> Union Church of Manila, Makati City, The Philippines
> Evangelische Stadtkirche St Dionys, Esslingen, Germany
> Esgelsia de la Sang, Mallorca, Spain
> Bethel International Baptist, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
> St Pixels, church of the Internet
> Emirates Baptist International, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
> Holy Trinity, Utrecht, The Netherlands
> Il Gesú, Rome, Italy
> Our Lady of Mt Carmel Mission, Farallon, Panama
> Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome, Italy
> Holy Spirit, Luganville, Espirito Santo, Vanuatu
> All Saints, Rome, Italy
> Church of the Risen Lord, Quezon City, Philippines
> Well of Life, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
> St Alban's, Lorevilko, East Santo, Vanuatu
> Kampong Kapur Methodist, Little India, Singapore
> Basilica of the Assumption, Prague, Czech Republic
> St Clement's, Prague, Czech Republic

2006 reports

> Basilica of Montserrat, Catalonia, Spain
> El Sagrario, Granada, Spain
> Holy Trinity, Forbes Park, Makati City, Philippines
> St Médard, Brunoy, France
> San Esteban, Bera de Bidasoa, Navarra, Spain
> Verrijzeniskerk, Zwolle, Netherlands
> All Nations, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong
> St Stephen's, Santa Cruz, Manila, Philippines
> Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavík, Iceland
> Anglican Church in Freiburg, Germany
> St Alban's, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
> Evangelisch-Reformierte Kirche, Bayreuth, Germany
> Christ Church Cathedral, Stanley, Falkland Islands
> Mandeville Baptist, Manchester, Jamaica
> St Mark's, Mandeville, Manchester, Jamaica
> Evangelistic Free Church, Köln, Germany
> Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadaloupe, Ponce, Puerto Rico
> St Charles, Victory Park, Johannesburg, South Africa
> The Basilica of the Royal Palace, Mafra, Portugal
> Trinity Cathedral, Sergiev Posad, Russia

2005 reports

> Sw. Jozefa w Podgorze, Krakow, Poland
> Basilique de Ste Germaine, Pibrac, Haute-Garonne, France
> Church of Our Saviour, Nova Huta, Poland
> Holy Trinity, Corfu Town, Corfu, Greece
> Perpignan Cathedral, Pyrenees-Orientales, France
> St Peter and St Paul's, Eschwieler, Aachen, Germany
> St Peter's Square, Vatican City
> San Juan Cathedral, Puerto Rico
> Brayton Memorial Chapel, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
> St Nicholaas, Amsterdam, Netherlands
> Star of the Sea, Bakau, The Gambia, West Africa
> Trinity Methodist, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
> Anglican Church, Old Monastery, Ayia Napa, Cyprus
> Annunciation, Utrecht, Netherlands
> Greek Melkite Church, Bethlehem, Palestine
> De Krijtberg, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2004 reports

> St Thomas, Kuantan, Malaysia
> St Martin Kirche, Dortstetten, Germany
> St Stephen's, Budapest, Hungary
> Christ is the Answer, St Peter, Barbados
> Robson Memorial Cathedral, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India
> The Dominicus, Amsterdam, Netherlands
> Cathedral of St James, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain
> Church of St Mary, Rabanal, Leon, Spain
> Church of St Mary, Los Arcos, Navarre, Spain
> Abbey of Roncesvalles, Navarre, Spain
> Blessed Virgin Mary, Pultusk, Poland
> St Andrew's, Kyrenia, North Cyprus
> United Christian Church of Dubai, Jumeira, Dubai
> Reformierte Kirche, Ronsdorf, Wuppertal, Germany
> Cathedral of St John, San Juan, Puerto Rico
> St Alban's, Copenhagen
> All Saints, Rome
> Sankt Ansgar, Uppsala, Sweden
> St John's Cathedral, Warsaw
> Santa Cruz, Manila, Philippines

2003 reports

> Vilnius Cathedral, Lithuania
> St Michael's, Paris
> Evangelical Lutheran, Beit Sahour, Palestine
> Holy Trinity, Kerkyra, Corfu
> St Esprit, Cap Haitien, Haiti

2002 reports

> Christ Church, Bankok
> Aghios Dimitrios, Koroni, Greece
> The cathedral, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
> Singapore Cathedral
> St George's, Lisbon, Portugal
> Rome Baptist, Rome, Italy
> St Paul's Namirembe, Kampala, Uganda

2001 reports

> Cathedral of Cuzco, Peru
> St Willibrord, Munich
> Wijnstok Gemeente, Berkel, Netherlands
> Calvary Chapel, Siegen, Germany
> Heilig Bloedbasiliek, Bruges, Belgium
> Antwerp Cathedral, Belgium
> New Delhi Cathedral, India
> Eglise des Peres Carmes, Brussels, Belgium
> S. Marco, Venice
> Church of Reconciliation, Taizé, France
> St John's Cathedral, Hong Kong
> Christ the King, Frankfurt, Germany
> Xishiku Cathedral, Beijing, China
> St Peter & St Sigfrid, Stockholm, Sweden
> Santa Maria de Guadalupe, Manzanillo, Mexico
> Danube International Church, Budapest, Hungary

2000 reports

> Yoido Full Gospel Church, Seoul, South Korea
> Kaulbachstrasse Community, Munich, Germany
> Siete Aguas, Spain
> St Peter & St Paul, Dogura, Papua New Guinea
> "His People", Cape Town, South Africa
> Emmas des Croiss, Abu Gosh, Israel
> St Peter's Basilica, Vatican City
> St George's Cathedral, Jerusalem
> St Michael's, Munich, Germany
> Pujon Presbyterian, South Korea
> Jesus Evagelical Covenant Church, Fengyuen, Taiwan

1999 reports

> MS Ryndam cruise ship, Caribbean Sea
> St Michael's Cathedral, Bridgetown, Barbados
> All Saints, Apia, Samoa, Pacific Ocean
> Titikaveka Church, Cook Islands, Pacific Ocean
> St Andrew's Cathedral, Singapore
> Basilique de Ste. Marie-Madeleine, Vézelay, France
> St Andrew's, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
> Nuestra Senora de La Solidad, Oaxaca, Mexico
> Society of Friends, Cairo, Egypt
> St Alban's, Copenhagen, Denmark

1998 reports

> Cathedral of the Assyrian Church of the East, Trichor, India
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