Author Archives: Rachel Lickiss

22 Jan
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Confirmation at Chalk, Gravesend

Rod confirmed 5 candidates at a confirmation service at Chalk, Gravesend on 21st January.  The photograph shows Rod with the vicar, Nigel Bourne and the candidates.

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05 Dec
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Member of St Catherine’s Tranmere to begin training for ordination as a permanent deacon

Helen Eccles, currently Young People and Families Worker at St Catherine’s, Tranmere (Chester Diocese), was earlier this year selected for training for ordination as a permanent deacon.  She will begin training in September 2018 at St Mellitus North-West (Helen has ...

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05 Dec
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St Mary’s Basingstoke – Confirmation and Baptism by Immersion

On 19th November, Rod took a confirmation service with baptisms by immersion at St Mary’s Basingstoke.  18 candidates were confirmed as part of a church service attended by 500 adults and children.

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07 Nov
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Visit to Christ Church Chadderton, Oldham – commissioning, confirmation and meeting a selection panel applicant

Rod visited Christ Church Chadderton on 22nd October.  During the morning service he confirmed 7 people and commissioned Katie Benjamin as a lay pastoral worker. Rod is pictured here with (left to right) John Simmons, Vicar; Katie Benjamin; and Lydia ...

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07 Nov
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Visit to St Matthew’s Elburton, Plymouth

Rod visited his old parish in Plymouth on Sunday 5th November.  He confirmed seven people and preached on ‘People of Faith’: Romans 3:21-4:5. Rod and Lesley enjoyed seeing old friends and meeting new people in the church.

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17 Oct
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St John’s Wimborne – baptism and confirmaton

Rod visited St John’s Wimborne on Sunday 15th October 2017.  He baptised 3 people and confirmed 6, with 2 candidates being both baptised and confirmed.  Rod is pictured here with those baptised and confirmed. Rod preached on Mark 8: 22-38 ...

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06 Oct
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Confirmation at St Giles Derby

Rod visited St Giles Derby on 1st October.  He confirmed 10 people.  The sermon was on Luke 18: 31-43 with the title ‘Spiritual Specsavers’.

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11 Sep
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Confirmation at St Luke’s West Hampstead

On Sunday 10th September Rod confirmed a total of 16 people at St Luke’s West Hampstead and St Mark’s Tunbridge Wells.  The photo shows him with those confirmed at St Luke’s.

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04 Aug
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Visit to Godstone United Benefice

Rod Thomas preached at his local church – St Nicholas Godstone on Sunday 30th July.  He is pictured here with the Rector, Peter O’Connell.

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09 Jun
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Press release from Rod Thomas: Over 100 evangelical churches pass resolutions on men’s and women’s ministry as Bishop of Maidstone says he will no longer meet with Scottish bishops

The Bishop of Maidstone, the Rt Rev’d Rod Thomas, today responded to the decision by the Scottish Episcopal Church to change its canons of marriage. He said: “The decision by the Scottish Episcopal Church (SEC) to change its canons of ...
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