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.
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
Bishop Rod ordained Will Eley as presbyter at a service at St Giles Derby on Sunday 11th October. The photograph shows (L to R) Neil Barber, Will’s training incumbent; Clive Hawkins, Will’s father in law who was involved in the laying on of hands; Bishop Rod; Will; Steve Boswell, also curate at St Giles.
On Saturday 19th September, Bishop Rod ordained Ian Miller as Presbyter at his home church of St Mary’s Maidenhead. This was the first of five ordinations which Rod is taking this year for a total of eight presbyters and five deacons.
On 8th March, Bishop Rod confirmed ten people at Christ Church Cockfosters. He preached on Ephesians 6: 10-24, The Armour of God. Rod is pictured here with the candidates.
The first in the 2020 series of regional meetings was held in Manchester on 3rd March and was attended by around 90 people. This was held in the morning and was followed by a Church Society Regional Conference in the afternoon in a new joint venture. The Bishop of Maidstone Regional Meeting started with a
Bishop Rod’s letter after the Archbishops’ statement following the earlier release of the ‘Pastoral Statement on Civil Partnerships for Opposite Sex Couples’
Bishop Rod sent this letter on 31st January, 2020 to incumbents of all evangelical resolution churches: Dear Partners in Ministry I thought I should write following the statement that was issued after the conclusion of the College of Bishops yesterday. The statement can be found here My understanding at the College was that the statement
Bishop Rod confirmed 5 people at St Matthew’s on 8th Dec – the church where he was previously incumbent. He preached on Isaiah 9: 1-7. Rod is pictured here with the confirmation candidates.
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