Rod attended the 20th anniversary dinner and service on 20 April at Little Shelford Church. Pictured here are: The Rt Revd Stephen Conway, Bishop of Ely; Simon Scott, Vicar of All Saints Little Shelford; Christopher Ash, former Vicar of All Saints; and Rod Thomas. The proceedings included a question and answer session with Bishops Rod
Rod was in Carlisle Diocese last weekend visiting St John’s Church, Carlisle and St John’s, Hensingham. He is pictured here with Steven Donald, Vicar of St John’s Carlisle, Carol Walker who Rod commissioned as a pastoral outreach worker, and Carol’s husband.
Rod recently visited Holy Cross Church in Gleadless Valley, Sheffield. He confirmed 11 people and preached at the morning service. The sermon was based on John 9 and was ‘helpful and challenging for Christians and non-Christians alike’.
Rod recently visited Christ Church Wharton in Winsford, Cheshire. He led two Saturday morning sessions: one for the PCC and the other for the whole church family. In the evening he took a Confirmation service. Rod is pictured here with some of the Confirmation candidates.
I am deeply saddened that Philip North has felt forced to withdraw from his nomination as the next Bishop of Sheffield. It will be a huge loss to Sheffield and is a body blow to the concept of ‘mutual flourishing’ which lay at the heart of the agreement to introduce women bishops in the Church
Since the widely publicised General Synod debate about the House of Bishops’ Report on marriage and same-sex relationships, there has been speculation about the Archbishop of Canterbury’s call for ‘radical inclusion’ and a number of bishops have called for the Church of England to be more affirming of same-sex relationships. The latter see the Church
Rod is pictured outside Eton College with the Provost and former Secretary of State for Health, Lord Waldegrave, after preaching in the chapel on Sunday 26th February on John 1: 1-9 and 35-41
An open letter to the Archbishops of Canterbury and York from David Baker, a former newspaper journalist working as an Anglican minister in Sussex, has been published on the Christian Today website. The letter is entitled: What Is ‘A Radical New Inclusion’? and is written in response to the letter from the Archbishops following the General
General Synod Debate on Sexuality Dear Friends The turmoil of the General Synod debate last Wednesday has left many evangelicals asking what we should now do. The purpose of this letter is to answer that question by saying: ‘stand firm and keep steady.’ Where has the debate left us? As you know I was part
Rod Thomas visited Carlisle Diocese last weekend. While there he took a baptism and confirmation service for Burton and Holme churches and met with their PCCs. On Sunday evening he spoke and answered questions at a meeting at Houghton and Kingsmoor Churches. The following day Rod spoke at a meeting of the Carlisle Diocese Renew