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Bishop of Maidstone’s Regional Meeting for North West England

On 28th February, the Bishop of Maidstone held the first of a series of regional meetings for clergy and members of the senior leadership team of churches which have passed resolutions. The meeting was held at St Andrew’s Church Leyland and was for those from Blackburn, Carlisle, Chester, Manchester and Liverpool Diocese.  Despite the snow,

Confirmation at Chalk, Gravesend

Rod confirmed 5 candidates at a confirmation service at Chalk, Gravesend on 21st January.  The photograph shows Rod with the vicar, Nigel Bourne and the candidates.

Member of St Catherine’s Tranmere to begin training for ordination as a permanent deacon

Helen Eccles, currently Young People and Families Worker at St Catherine’s, Tranmere (Chester Diocese), was earlier this year selected for training for ordination as a permanent deacon.  She will begin training in September 2018 at St Mellitus North-West (Helen has previously done a foundation degree in theological and pastoral studies at Oak Hill college through

Visit to St Matthew’s Elburton, Plymouth

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.

St John’s Wimborne – baptism and confirmaton

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.

Confirmation at St Giles Derby

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’.

Nomination to the See of Sheffield and Concerns raised by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York: Submission to the Independent Reviewer by the Bishop of Maidstone

  Introduction  The nomination of the Rt Rev’d Philip North to the See of Sheffield seemed at the time to be a remarkable but joyful celebration of the concept of ‘mutual flourishing.’ It was a nomination not only widely welcomed throughout the Church – and particularly perhaps by traditional catholics – but also by an

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