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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

St John’s Wimborne: In conversation with two Bishops

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

Southwark Diocese Ordination

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.

Ordination at Sheffield Cathedral

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.

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