Over 50 evangelical churches have now passed a resolution under the House of Bishops’ Declaration on the Ministry of Bishops and Priests and the Bishop of Maidstone, who has now been in post for just over a year, believes that momentum amongst evangelical churches over the passing of resolutions is building. He is aware of a
Rod has been asked to be a member of the group of ten Bishops assisting the Bishops of the Church of England in their reflections relating to human sexuality. The terms of reference of this group were announced in a press release by the College of Bishops on 16 September 2016 and can be found here.
On 5th July, Rod conducted an ordination at St Helen’s Church, Bishopsgate, London for Michael Mantle and Philip Brentford, having ordained Ben Vane two days earlier at St Thomas’ Church, Oakwood, London. Pictured here are Philip Brentford and Michael Mantle together with the Rector, William Taylor, and Archdeacon Luke Miller outside St Helen’s.
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Rod’s new newsletter for Lent 2016 can be accessed by clicking on the Newsletter link on the home page.
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Independent Reviewer in Action Are you in a multi- parish benefice? Will you be organising a service involving others in your diocese? Then the first two reports from the Independent Reviewer could be important for you. The role of the Independent Reviewer was set up as part of the decision to open all orders of
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Please visit the following link for further photographs of the Ordination and Consecration service held at Canterbury Cathedral on Wednesday 23rd September 2015. Please visit this link: http://www.canterbury-cathedral.org/2015/09/23/28711/ to view the fantastic photographs.
Rod Thomas, the former chairman of Reform and vicar of St Matthew’s Church in Plymouth, was consecrated as Bishop of Maidstone on Wednesday 23rd September 2015. In a packed Canterbury Cathedral, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, consecrated three new bishops: Rob Wickham (Bishop of Edmonton), Graham Tomlin (Bishop of Kensington), and Rod Thomas (Bishop