On Sunday 8th September, Bishop Rod licensed Kirsty to work at St Paul’s Hadley Wood in London Diocese. The photograph shows Rod with Kirsty and Rupert Mackay, the Minister at St Paul’s. Rod preached on Acts 16: 6-15 – The Conversion of Lydia in Philippi.
Bishop Rod has ordained 5 presbyters and 7 deacons during June and July: Sheffield Diocese at Sheffield Cathedral on 30th June:Deacon: Ben Tanner; Presbyters: Tom Brown, Stewart Deering London Diocese at Christ Church Mayfair on 1st July:Deacons: Nick Ashton, Luke Cornelius, Jim Houghton, Mark O’Donoghue; Presbyters: Scott Furey, Philip Martin Manchester Diocese at Manchester Cathedral
Bishop Rod confirmed 3 people at Dundonald Church in south west London on 21st July. Rod’s sermon was on Hebrews 11: 29-40 – Faith survives success & failure.
Bishop Rod visited St Giles on 7th July to take both an ordination and a confirmation. In the morning Steve Boswell was ordained presbyter and Will Eley was ordained deacon. In the evening Bishop Rod confirmed 10 candidates.
Rod confirmed 36 people at a service at St Nicholas Sevenoaks on 24th March. Candidates came from St Nicholas, St Mary Kemsing, St Mary Riverhead and St Katharine Knockholt. Rod preached on Ephesians 3: 14-21.
Rod led a service of baptism and confirmation at St John Wimborne on 24th February. He is pictured here with one of the candidates.
Grace Church Greenwich was licensed as a BMO at a service on 3rd February. Bishop Christopher, bishop of Southwark and Bishop Rod were both present. Bishop Christopher took the licensing and Rod preached. Pictured, from left to right: Rt Revd Dr Karowei Dorgu, Bishop of Woolwich; Rt Revd Rod Thomas, Bishop of Maidstone; Revd Dr