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Visit to Carlisle Diocese

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

Confirmation at St Luke’s Wolverhampton

Rod visited St Luke’s Wolverhampton to take a Confirmation on 10th February. He is pictured here with Revd Richard Espin-Bradley and the confirmation candidates

Thy Kingdom Come 2017 – a call to prayer

Churches and individuals are being invited to join in with this global wave of prayer via www.thykingdomcome.global, and Pledge to Pray individually, as a family, as a church or to run an event. Over 10 days (25th May-4th June), people around the world will be coming together to discover new ways of praying that their friends, family

Mike Ovey

It was with great sadness that I heard of the sudden death of Mike Ovey this weekend. Mike leaves a big hole which it will be difficult to fill. Not only has he been an outstanding Principal at Oak Hill, but he has given himself unstintingly to the evangelical cause within the Church of England

A new research report shows that conservative theological beliefs are linked to church growth – comment from the Bishop of Maidstone

The Guardian has published an article today, reporting on a study carried out by Canadian social scientists, which shows a clear link between conservative religious doctrine and church growth.  The article can be found here. The Bishop of Maidstone has released an opinion piece commenting on the findings of the study and drawing further conclusions

Licensing as Assistant Bishop in Rochester Diocese

Rod was licensed as Assistant Bishop in Rochester Diocese on Saturday 5 November at a service held in Rochester Cathedral. Pictured here is Rod with Bishop James, Angus MacLeay and Mike Warren – clergy in Rochester Diocese.

Visit to Christ Church Dusseldorf

Rod preached at Christ Church Dusseldorf, Germany on Reformation Sunday, at an event coinciding with Founders Day for Christ Church.  His text was Romans 5: 1-11 and he focussed on the three great gifts of the gospel: Peace with God, Access to God, and the Hope of Glory.

Sussex Area meeting

Rod recently spoke on his role and current key issues, at a meeting for clergy and lay people from Sussex.

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