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The Rev Dr Rob Munro named as the new Bishop of Ebbsfleet

The announcement from Downing Street came as Dr Munro visited All Soul’s, Langham Place, in central London, where the journey towards his new role began in 1985. He had his first job as a part-time teaching assistant at the attached All Souls Primary school while studying Applied Theology there. More details are available from the

Bishop Rod’s Good Friday Message 2021

Bishop Rod is making available some reflections for Good Friday that  (similar to last year’s, which a number of churches found helpful). These can be accessed online via [this link] and churches are encouraged to make use of them in whatever way they feel most helpful. In addition, Bishop Rod has been invited by the

Confirmation at St Luke’s West Hampstead

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.

Visit to Godstone United Benefice

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

Seminar for Incumbents on Preparing Prospective Ordinands for Bishop’s Advisory Panels

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

Visit to Cumbria

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.

Visit to Holy Cross Gleadless Valley

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’.

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