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:

CO-WORKERS is a new network of complementarian women in Anglican ministry in the UK, launching in October 2021 under the auspices of the Bishop of Maidstone. The network will offer online groups, opportunities for mentoring, the chance to share experiences and information about training and employment opportunities for women. There will also be the opportunity to join occasional discussions and online seminars on relevant subjects.

Our goal is to help each woman find the information, resources and peer group support that will help her ministry flourish and the whole church to grow.

CO-WORKERS will be led by Dr Ros Clarke, Associate Director of Church Society.

  • You can sign up to the Co-workers newsletter here
  • Join the FaceBook group here

Or contact Ros by emailing her at [email protected]

Latest Newsletter

Bishop Rod’s Advent newsletter can be read HERE.

A supplement containing case studies of the benefits to churches of passing a resolution can be found HERE.

Church of England Online Service 19th September

Bishop Rod  is leading the online CofE service on 19th September – please follow this link to access it.

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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