The first ordination of the summer, for Bishop Rod, took place on 20 June at Holy Trinity Oswestry where James is curate. Bishop Rod was the ordaining bishop and preached on 2 Cor 5:17-6:2 ‘Ambassadors of Christ’. James is pictured here with Bishop Rod and Bishop Sarah, Bishop of Shrewsbury, who was also present at
Following the lifting of relevant restrictions, confirmation services are able to be held again. Bishop Rod confirmed 20 candidates at St Nicholas Sevenoaks at a service on 9 May. He has also taken recent confirmations at St Luke’s Wimbledon and St Anne’s Limehouse in London. Bishop Rod is pictured here with two of the candidates
Bishop Rod and Bishop Sarah, bishop of London, led this service on 28th April. Bishop Rod preached on 2 Timothy 3:10-4:5. The Bishops are pictured here with Charlie Skrine, the Archdeacon of London and the churchwardens.
Pastoral Letter from Bishop Rod on the recent thirtyone:eight report – originally sent to incumbents of evangelical resolution churches
6th April 2021 Dear fellow ministers, Despite the sense of fatigue associated with all the restrictions of the past few months, I do hope that the Easter period has left you and your congregations with a fresh appreciation of God’s self-giving love and joy in our gospel hope. Much as I would like to reflect
Statement Following Publication of 31:8 Lessons Learned Review concerning Jonathan Fletcher and Emmanuel Church Wimbledon
I completed my first reading of the 31:8 Lessons Learned Review yesterday having not had prior sight of it, nor having been interviewed by those who prepared it. I am very distressed by the harm that has been experienced by those who suffered from Jonathan Fletcher’s abusive activities and very sorry that so many felt
A member of St John’s writes: On Sunday 15 November we welcomed Bishops Rod (Maidstone) and Karen (Sherborne) for an important discussion on the future shape and direction of the Church of England. Together with the vicar, Peter, they helped us explore some of the opportunities and challenges that we are facing. The Bishops introduced
Bishop Rod’s final ordination of the year took place at Emmanuel Wimbledon on Saturday 17th Oct. Josh Skidmore, curate at Emmanuel, was ordained Presbyter.
On 28th September, Bishop Rod ordained Ben Tanner, curate at Christ Church Endcliffe as Presbyter and Matthew Lawes, curate at Christ Church Fulwood as Deacon at a service held at Sheffield Cathedral. Bishop Rod is pictured here with Matthew and Ben.
On 20th September, Andy Liggins was instituted as Vicar of St Simon and St Jude Southport at a service taken by Bishop Beverley Mason, Bishop of Warrington. Rod preached on Luke 1: 26-38. Andy is pictured here with his family.
Bishop Rod ordained four men as presbyter on 29th October: Luke Cornelius, serving at St Helen’s Bishopsgate, Jim Houghton, also at St Helen’s; Nick Ashton, Christ Church Kensington; Rich Powell, Christ Church Kensington. They are pictured here with Bishop Rod after the service at St Michael’s Cornhill.