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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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28 Apr
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Nomination to the See of Sheffield and Concerns raised by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York: Submission to the Independent Reviewer by the Bishop of Maidstone

  Introduction  The nomination of the Rt Rev’d Philip North to the See of Sheffield seemed at the time to be a remarkable but joyful celebration of the concept of ‘mutual flourishing.’ It was a nomination not only widely welcomed ...

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27 Apr
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All Saints Little Shelford anniversary service

Rod attended the 20th anniversary dinner and service on 20 April at Little Shelford Church.  Pictured here are: The Rt Revd Stephen Conway, Bishop of Ely; Simon Scott, Vicar of All Saints Little Shelford; Christopher Ash, former Vicar of All ...

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27 Feb
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Open letter to the Archbishops from David Baker, entitled “What is ‘A Radical New Inclusion’?”

An open letter to the Archbishops of Canterbury and York from David Baker, a former newspaper journalist working as an Anglican minister in Sussex, has been published on the Christian Today website. The letter is entitled: What Is ‘A Radical New ...

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10 Feb
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Thy Kingdom Come 2017 – a call to prayer

Churches and individuals are being invited to join in with this global wave of prayer via www.thykingdomcome.global, and Pledge to Pray individually, as a family, as a church or to run an event. Over 10 days (25th May-4th June), people around the ...

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