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Independent Reviewer in Action

Independent Reviewer in Action Are you in a multi- parish benefice? Will you be organising a service involving others in your diocese? Then the first two reports from the Independent Reviewer could be important for you. The role of the Independent Reviewer was set up as part of the decision to open all orders of

Rod Thomas Consecrated as Bishop of Maidstone in Canterbury Cathedral

Rod Thomas, the former chairman of Reform and vicar of St Matthew’s Church in Plymouth, was consecrated as Bishop of Maidstone on Wednesday 23rd September 2015. In a packed Canterbury Cathedral, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, consecrated three new bishops: Rob Wickham (Bishop of Edmonton), Graham Tomlin (Bishop of Kensington), and Rod Thomas (Bishop

Articles by Bishop of Maidstone

You can read Rod Thomas’s review of John Stott’s ‘The Cross of Christ’ by going to the Church of England Evangelical Council’ web site. An interview with Rod Thomas appears in the October edition of ‘Crossway,’ published by the Church Society. Rod Thomas’s farewell letter as chairman of Reform appears in the latest Reform newsletter,

ReNew Conference Urges Churches to do More to Support Each Other

426 delegates from 226 churches heard a clear call to make mutual support more of a reality at the ReNew conference which took place in Warwickshire on 21st and 22nd September 2015. ReNew brings together three key Anglican evangelical networks: Reform, the Church Society and the Anglican Mission in England. As a conference, it is

Bishop Rod to be Assistant Bishop in Growing Number of Dioceses

On 24th September 2015, Rod Thomas spoke publicly about the Dioceses where he has been asked to become an Assistant Bishop. Initially, when first appointed in May 2015, two Dioceses committed themselves to offering an Assistant role to the Bishop of Maidstone. These were Chelmsford and Rochester. Since then Rod has also agreed to accept

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