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Confirmation at St Matthew Elburton, Plymouth

Bishop Rod confirmed 5 people at St Matthew’s on 8th Dec – the church where he was previously incumbent. He preached on Isaiah 9: 1-7. Rod is pictured here with the confirmation candidates.

Confirmation at St John’s Bromley

Bishop Rod took a confirmation at St John’s Bromley on 3rd November – 17 people were confirmed and eight baptised. Six local churches, representing a very broad sweep of traditions within the CoE, were involved in the service. Andrew McClellan, Vicar of St John’s said: ” God has blessed us very richly at St John’s

Christ Church Huntingdon – First Anniversary Service

On 15th Sept Christ Church Huntingdon celebrated it’s first anniversary since being established as a plant from St Andrew the Great Church in Cambridge. Rod joined the congregation for their morning service, preached on Ephesians 6: 10-24 ‘The Armour of God’, and was able to stay on for lunch after the service. He is pictured

Confirmation at St Andrew’s Bostall Heath

Bishop Rod confirmed 7 people at St Andrew’s in early September. He is shown with them in the photograph. The sermon was based on John 3: 1-16 and was greatly appreciated as a basis for further discussion and reflection.


Bishop Rod has ordained 5 presbyters and 7 deacons during June and July: Sheffield Diocese at Sheffield Cathedral on 30th June:Deacon: Ben Tanner; Presbyters: Tom Brown, Stewart Deering London Diocese at Christ Church Mayfair on 1st July:Deacons: Nick Ashton, Luke Cornelius, Jim Houghton, Mark O’Donoghue; Presbyters: Scott Furey, Philip Martin Manchester Diocese at Manchester Cathedral


Bishop Rod confirmed 3 people at Dundonald Church in south west London on 21st July. Rod’s sermon was on Hebrews 11: 29-40 – Faith survives success & failure.


Bishop Rod visited St Giles on 7th July to take both an ordination and a confirmation. In the morning Steve Boswell was ordained presbyter and Will Eley was ordained deacon. In the evening Bishop Rod confirmed 10 candidates.

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