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Bishop of Maidstone’s Regional Meeting for North West England

On 28th February, the Bishop of Maidstone held the first of a series of regional meetings for clergy and members of the senior leadership team of churches which have passed ...

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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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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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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 ...

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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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