Category Archives: Bishop News

13 Apr
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Visit to Cumbria

Rod was in Carlisle Diocese last weekend visiting St John’s Church, Carlisle and St John’s, Hensingham.  He is pictured here with Steven Donald, Vicar of St John’s Carlisle, Carol Walker who Rod commissioned as a pastoral outreach worker, and Carol’s ...

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04 Apr
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Visit to Holy Cross Gleadless Valley

Rod recently visited Holy Cross Church in Gleadless Valley, Sheffield.  He confirmed 11 people and preached at the morning service. The sermon was based on John 9 and was ‘helpful and challenging for Christians and non-Christians alike’.

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29 Mar
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Visit to Christ Church Wharton

Rod recently visited Christ Church Wharton in Winsford, Cheshire.  He led two Saturday morning sessions: one for the PCC and the other for the whole church family.  In the evening he took a Confirmation service. Rod is pictured here with ...

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09 Mar
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Statement on the Rt Rev’d Philip North’s withdrawal from nomination as the next Bishop of Sheffield

 I am deeply saddened that Philip North has felt forced to withdraw from his nomination as the next Bishop of Sheffield. It will be a huge loss to Sheffield and is a body blow to the concept of ‘mutual flourishing’ ...
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04 Mar
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A Call to Evangelicals to Stand Firm

Since the widely publicised General Synod debate about the House of Bishops’ Report on marriage and same-sex relationships, there has been speculation about the Archbishop of Canterbury’s call for ‘radical inclusion’ and a number of bishops have called for the ...
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03 Mar
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Visit to Eton College chapel

Rod is pictured outside Eton College with the Provost and former Secretary of State for Health, Lord Waldegrave, after preaching in the chapel on Sunday 26th February on John 1: 1-9 and 35-41

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17 Feb
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Letter from Rod Thomas about the General Synod debate on sexuality

General Synod Debate on Sexuality  Dear Friends The turmoil of the General Synod debate last Wednesday has left many evangelicals asking what we should now do. The purpose of this letter is to answer that question by saying: ‘stand firm ...
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16 Feb
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Visit to Carlisle Diocese

Rod Thomas visited Carlisle Diocese last weekend.  While there he took a baptism and confirmation service for Burton and Holme churches and met with their PCCs.  On Sunday evening he spoke and answered questions at a meeting at Houghton and ...

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13 Feb
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Confirmation at St Luke’s Wolverhampton

Rod visited St Luke’s Wolverhampton to take a Confirmation on 10th February. He is pictured here with Revd Richard Espin-Bradley and the confirmation candidates

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28 Jan
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Statement by the Bishop of Maidstone on the House of Bishops’ Report: ‘Marriage and Same-Sex Relations after the Shared Conversations.’

I warmly welcome the commitment of the House of Bishops to the Biblical definition of marriage, which provides a clear context for our future work. The report recognises that the Church is wrestling with how best to uphold and promote ...
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