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
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
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
Statement by the Bishop of Maidstone on the House of Bishops’ Report: ‘Marriage and Same-Sex Relations after the Shared Conversations.’
I warmly welcome the commitment of the House of Bishops to the Biblical definition of marriage, which provides a clear context for our future work. The report recognises that the Church is wrestling with how best to uphold and promote this good gift from God, while showing real pastoral care for all in our communities,
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.
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.