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
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
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.
On Sunday 8th September, Bishop Rod licensed Kirsty to work at St Paul’s Hadley Wood in London Diocese. The photograph shows Rod with Kirsty and Rupert Mackay, the Minister at St Paul’s. Rod preached on Acts 16: 6-15 – The Conversion of Lydia in Philippi.
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.