A Warm Welcome from the Bishop

The Bishop of Maidstone has a national role in encouraging and helping local churches in the Church of England whose understanding of the Bible is that men and women should have ‘complementary’ rather than identical ministries in the Church. However, all of us want to give priority to the good news of the gospel rather than this particular issue.

Latest News from Bishop Rod

Updates & Notices:

Bishop Rod is making available some reflections for Good Friday that  (similar to last year’s, which a number of churches found helpful). These can be accessed online via [this link] and churches are encouraged to make use of them in whatever way they feel most helpful.

In addition, Bishop Rod has been invited by Church Society to contribute a short talk for Maundy Thursday as part of their provision for churches in Holy Week. These Church Society sermons can be accessed via [this link]

Bishop Rod’s pre-Easter 2021 newsletter can be found by clicking on the newsletter tab above.

Regional Meetings 2021

Bishop Rod will be holding a series of virtual Regional Meetings during the spring and early summer. These will focus on the theme of Facing the Challenges of:
(1) in a period of Covid-recovery
(2) to complementarian ministry
(3) to our evangelical sub-culture
(4) in engaging with LLF.

Attendance at these meetings is by invitation only. If you would like to join one of them please contact the office on [email protected]

They are being held on the following days:

  • Tuesday 9th March for the South-West region 
  • Tuesday 23rd March for the Midlands region
  • Wednesday 12th May for the South-East region
  • Thursday 10th June for the Northern region 

Safeguarding Statement

The Bishop of Maidstone is committed to the Church of England’s policy for safeguarding children, young people, those involved in domestic abuse, and vulnerable adults, but does not have responsibility for dealing with safeguarding queries arising in parishes or dioceses with which he works. These queries should be directed to the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser in the diocese in which the concern arises.

If you need help or advice regarding queries which fall outside this arrangement, please contact the Church of England’s National Safeguarding Team: [email protected], 020 7898 1778

The Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding can be found on the Church of England’s website: https://www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding/promoting-safer-church-safeguarding.

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