May 2015

Appointment of Prebendary Rod Thomas as the Bishop of Maidstone

The Executive Committee of the Anglican Mission in England () warmly welcome the appointment of Rod Thomas as the new Bishop of Maidstone and look forward to the new opportunities his role may create as we seek to work together to promote the gospel through local Anglican churches.

Prebendary Rod Thomas has served on the Executive Committee of since 2012. He was a delegate at the Global Anglican Futures Conference (GAFCON) in 2013 at which the Primates of the Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans recognized the Anglican Mission in England () as an expression of authentic Anglicanism both for those within and outside the Church of England.

General Secretary, Canon Andy Lines said,
"We are delighted by the appointment of Prebendary Rod Thomas as the new Bishop of Maidstone. The appointment opens the door to a new era of co-operation between and the Church of England."

Chairman of , Rev Justin Mote said,
" exists to promote gospel growth by supporting Anglican churches and individuals both within and outside present Church of England structures. No one is more committed to that task than Rod Thomas. We are excited by the possibilities offered by his appointment and look forward to churches benefitting from his Episcopal ministry in the future."