Rod attended the 20th anniversary dinner and service on 20 April at Little Shelford Church. Pictured here are: The Rt Revd Stephen Conway, Bishop of Ely; Simon Scott, Vicar of All Saints Little Shelford; Christopher Ash, former Vicar of All Saints; and Rod Thomas. The proceedings included a question and answer session with Bishops Rod
An open letter to the Archbishops of Canterbury and York from David Baker, a former newspaper journalist working as an Anglican minister in Sussex, has been published on the Christian Today website. The letter is entitled: What Is ‘A Radical New Inclusion’? and is written in response to the letter from the Archbishops following the General
Churches and individuals are being invited to join in with this global wave of prayer via www.thykingdomcome.global, and Pledge to Pray individually, as a family, as a church or to run an event. Over 10 days (25th May-4th June), people around the world will be coming together to discover new ways of praying that their friends, family
It was with great sadness that I heard of the sudden death of Mike Ovey this weekend. Mike leaves a big hole which it will be difficult to fill. Not only has he been an outstanding Principal at Oak Hill, but he has given himself unstintingly to the evangelical cause within the Church of England
Rod’s new newsletter for Christmas 2016 can be accessed by clicking on the Newsletter link on the home page.
A new research report shows that conservative theological beliefs are linked to church growth – comment from the Bishop of Maidstone
The Guardian has published an article today, reporting on a study carried out by Canadian social scientists, which shows a clear link between conservative religious doctrine and church growth. The article can be found here. The Bishop of Maidstone has released an opinion piece commenting on the findings of the study and drawing further conclusions
Rod gave the opening bible reading at this conference recently, speaking about Matthew 28, the Great Commission. You can listen to Rod’s talk here. You can read about the conference and about Rod’s newly published guidance on passing a resolution in the autumn edition of Crossway, the magazine of the Church Society, here.
Rod spoke at the inaugural meeting of Peterborough Diocese Reform group. As well as giving advice on running a local Reform Group, he spoke about the current situation in the Church of England as he sees it and what may lie ahead for Conservative Evangelicals.
Rod led this Away Day for PCC members from Lichfield Diocese – speaking and facilitating small group work for the individual PCCs. The day was attended by over 100 people with feedback showing that people had found it very helpful.