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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.

Ordinations of Presbyters in London Diocese

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.

Ordinations of Deacons in London Diocese

Bishop Rod ordained four men as Deacon, in the first of two ordinations held on 29th Oct. The four deacons: Ed Underhill serving at Euston Church; Simon Dickson, St Peter Fulham; Tom Wright, St Nicholas Cole Abbey;  Callum Elwood, St Peter’s Barge are pictured here with Bishop Rod and Bishop Sarah, Bishop of London after

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