Author Archives: Rachel Lickiss

18 Jun
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Rod is attending the GAFCON 2018 conference in Jerusalem

Rod is at GAFCON 2018 this week.  The conference has 1960 delegates – biblically orthodox Anglicans from across the world.

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30 May
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Reply from Bishop Rod Thomas to the Bishop of Lichfield’s Ad Clerum on ‘Welcoming and honouring LGBT+ People’ in the Diocese

17 May 2018 Dear Bishop Michael and members of the Lichfield College of Bishops, Thank you very much for letting me see an early copy of the new Ad Clerum on ‘Welcoming and honouring LGBT+ People’ in the Diocese. I ...
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06 Mar
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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 resolutions. The meeting was held at St Andrew’s Church Leyland ...

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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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