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Visit to Merseyside including a confirmation for over 30 people

Rod visited Merseyside on 22 July.  He preached at St Simon and St Jude Southport in the morning. In the evening, he took a confirmation at St Philemon Toxteth –  over 30 people were confirmed, many of them from the local Kurdish and Persian communities. Rod is picture here with many of them.

Bishop of Maidstone’s Regional Meeting in Sheffield

This meeting was held on 2nd July and was attended by 38 people from churches in Sheffield, Derby, Newcastle, Southwell & Nottingham and York Dioceses – clergy and leadership teams from churches which have passed resolutions and other complementarian clergy.  The meeting included the introduction of ‘Think Pieces’ by Rod and by David Banting. Discussion

Ordinations summer 2018

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,

Summer barbeque

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.

Bishop of Maidstone’s Regional Meeting for North West England

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,

Confirmation at Chalk, Gravesend

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.

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