Category Archives: Bishop News

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
0

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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08 Nov
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Licensing as Assistant Bishop in Rochester Diocese

Rod was licensed as Assistant Bishop in Rochester Diocese on Saturday 5 November at a service held in Rochester Cathedral. Pictured here is Rod with Bishop James, Angus MacLeay and Mike Warren – clergy in Rochester Diocese.

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08 Nov
0

Visit to Christ Church Dusseldorf

Rod preached at Christ Church Dusseldorf, Germany on Reformation Sunday, at an event coinciding with Founders Day for Christ Church.  His text was Romans 5: 1-11 and he focussed on the three great gifts of the gospel: Peace with God, ...

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19 Oct
0

Sussex Area meeting

Rod recently spoke on his role and current key issues, at a meeting for clergy and lay people from Sussex.

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