In June and July, Rod will have ordained 5 people as presbyter and 7 as deacon in 6 ordination services all in different dioceses. He is pictured here after the ordination service held in Sheffield Cathedral, on 1st July, with Bishops Pete and Peter and those ordained – Chris Tufnell, curate at Christ Church Fulwood,
Rod and Lesley hosted a barbeque for some clergy families, from resolution churches within easy travel distance. The photograph shows the entertainer holding the children’s attention.
Rod Thomas attended GAFCON 2018 in Jerusalem from 17-23 June.
He joined the platform party to lead the conference in prayer at one point. He is pictured here on the screen relay from the stage.
Rod is at GAFCON 2018 this week. The conference has 1960 delegates – biblically orthodox Anglicans from across the world.
Reply from Bishop Rod Thomas to the Bishop of Lichfield’s Ad Clerum on ‘Welcoming and honouring LGBT+ People’ in the Diocese
17 May 2018 Dear Bishop Michael and members of the Lichfield College of Bishops, Thank you very much for letting me see an early copy of the new Ad Clerum on ‘Welcoming and honouring LGBT+ People’ in the Diocese. I very much appreciated the pastoral sensitivity and thoughtfulness with which it was written and, like
On 28th February, the Bishop of Maidstone held the first of a series of regional meetings for clergy and members of the senior leadership team of churches which have passed resolutions. The meeting was held at St Andrew’s Church Leyland and was for those from Blackburn, Carlisle, Chester, Manchester and Liverpool Diocese. Despite the snow,
Rod confirmed 5 candidates at a confirmation service at Chalk, Gravesend on 21st January. The photograph shows Rod with the vicar, Nigel Bourne and the candidates.
Helen Eccles, currently Young People and Families Worker at St Catherine’s, Tranmere (Chester Diocese), was earlier this year selected for training for ordination as a permanent deacon. She will begin training in September 2018 at St Mellitus North-West (Helen has previously done a foundation degree in theological and pastoral studies at Oak Hill college through
On 19th November, Rod took a confirmation service with baptisms by immersion at St Mary’s Basingstoke. 18 candidates were confirmed as part of a church service attended by 500 adults and children.