Category Archives: Church of England 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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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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05 Oct
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Bishop of Maidstone’s membership of Bishops’ Reflection Group on Human Sexuality

Rod has been asked to be a member of the group of ten Bishops assisting the Bishops of the Church of England in their reflections relating to human sexuality.  The terms of reference of this group were announced in a press ...
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04 Apr
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Archbishops call for ‘great wave of prayer’ for evangelism during Pentecost

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09 Oct
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New Article from The Telegraph

Please read the article by clicking on the link below Letters: Counter-terrorism Bill risks branding Christians as ‘extremists’
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08 Oct
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Independent Reviewer in Action

Independent Reviewer in Action Are you in a multi- parish benefice? Will you be organising a service involving others in your diocese? Then the first two reports from the Independent Reviewer could be important for you. The role of the ...
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30 Sep
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The Bishop of Maidstone responds to questions for the ReNEW Conference, September 2015

Please see the video interview below
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25 Sep
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Ordination and Consecration of the new Bishops of Maidstone, Kensington and Edmonton photos

Please visit the following link for further photographs of the Ordination and Consecration service held at Canterbury Cathedral on Wednesday 23rd September 2015. Please visit this link: http://www.canterbury-cathedral.org/2015/09/23/28711/ to view the fantastic photographs.
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24 Sep
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Rod Thomas Consecrated as Bishop of Maidstone in Canterbury Cathedral

Rod Thomas, the former chairman of Reform and vicar of St Matthew’s Church in Plymouth, was consecrated as Bishop of Maidstone on Wednesday 23rd September 2015. In a packed Canterbury Cathedral, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, consecrated three new ...
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24 Sep
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ReNew Conference Urges Churches to do More to Support Each Other

426 delegates from 226 churches heard a clear call to make mutual support more of a reality at the ReNew conference which took place in Warwickshire on 21st and 22nd September 2015. ReNew brings together three key Anglican evangelical networks: ...
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