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.
Visit to Christ Church Chadderton, Oldham – commissioning, confirmation and meeting a selection panel applicant
Rod visited Christ Church Chadderton on 22nd October. During the morning service he confirmed 7 people and commissioned Katie Benjamin as a lay pastoral worker. Rod is pictured here with (left to right) John Simmons, Vicar; Katie Benjamin; and Lydia Taylor. Lydia is soon to attend a selection panel to apply to enter the permanent
Rod visited his old parish in Plymouth on Sunday 5th November. He confirmed seven people and preached on ‘People of Faith’: Romans 3:21-4:5. Rod and Lesley enjoyed seeing old friends and meeting new people in the church.
Rod visited St John’s Wimborne on Sunday 15th October 2017. He baptised 3 people and confirmed 6, with 2 candidates being both baptised and confirmed. Rod is pictured here with those baptised and confirmed. Rod preached on Mark 8: 22-38 during a joyful service.
Rod visited St Giles Derby on 1st October. He confirmed 10 people. The sermon was on Luke 18: 31-43 with the title ‘Spiritual Specsavers’.
On Sunday 10th September Rod confirmed a total of 16 people at St Luke’s West Hampstead and St Mark’s Tunbridge Wells. The photo shows him with those confirmed at St Luke’s.
Rod Thomas preached at his local church – St Nicholas Godstone on Sunday 30th July. He is pictured here with the Rector, Peter O’Connell.
Press release from Rod Thomas: Over 100 evangelical churches pass resolutions on men’s and women’s ministry as Bishop of Maidstone says he will no longer meet with Scottish bishops
The Bishop of Maidstone, the Rt Rev’d Rod Thomas, today responded to the decision by the Scottish Episcopal Church to change its canons of marriage. He said: “The decision by the Scottish Episcopal Church (SEC) to change its canons of marriage in order to allow same-sex marriages in church is very serious. By its actions
Rod took the licensing service for Tom Hutchings as Associate Vicar for families at St Andrew the Great on 29th May. Rod is pictured here with Tom.
Rod ran this event in Oxford on 4th May. Speakers were Paul Williams, Phil Moon and Matthew Lawes and topics covered were ‘Why preparation with prospective ordinands must be a priority’, ‘Practical preparation for candidates’, and ‘A candidates perspective’. The day was greatly appreciated by those who attended. One person commented: “I learnt a huge