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Confirmation at St Ebbe’s, Oxford

On Sunday 4th July Bishop Rod spent the day in Oxford ordaining and confirming. He confirmed 5 candidates at a service where his sermon was based on Matthew 13: 31-35. Rod is pictured here with the candidates.

Chelmsford Diocese ordination

Andrew Bellis was ordained presbyter at a service held at St Peter’s Harold Wood on 28th June. The service was jointly led by Bishop Rod and Bishop Peter, the bishop of Barking. The photograph shows Andrew and his wife with the two bishops.

Ordination in Sheffield Diocese

At Sheffield Cathedral on 27th June, Rod ordained Matt Lawe as Presbyter. Matt is serving his curacy at Christ Church Fulwood. Matt is pictured here with Bishops Pete, Rod and Sophie.

Meeting with the Archbishop of York

Bishop Rod and his pastoral adviser for the Northern Province, David Banting, met with Archbishop Stephen (pictured here) on 24th May. The meeting was extremely helpful in moving towards a common understanding of what Bishop Rod’s role might be for parishes requesting episcopal ministry from the Bishop of Maidstone under the current arrangements. Archbishop Stephen

Ordination of James Weaver as Prebyter, at Holy Trinity Oswestry

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

Confirmation at St Nicholas Sevenoaks

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’s Good Friday Message 2021

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 the

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