Rochester Commission I

Many thanks to all our members and friends who have made submissions to the Bishop of Rochester’s Commission on Women and the episcopate. Thanks too to those who sent a copy of their submission to us at Faith House; we are building up quite a library, and very interesting reading they make as well! If you – or perhaps your PCC – made a submission, please do send a copy to Forward in Faith as soon as possible, if you haven’t already, so that our collection can be as complete as possible.

Rochester Commission II

We are having a very limited numbers of copies of Forward in Faith’s submission printed, so that we can send copies to all the bishops and to all members of General Synod. After that exercise, there will be a very limited number of further copies available on a first come, first served basis. Because of the smallness of the print run, we are having to charge £5 per copy, inclusive of postage and packing, but it is indeed worth every penny! Cheques with orders to Colin Niblett at Faith House, or call him with, your credit card ready, on (020) 7976 0727.

New from Forward in Faith

An excellent series of leaflets are now available, written by Fr John Hawthorne, who was until his recent retirement the Forward in Faith Regional Dean for The Marches and Vicar of Tetbury. Fr John has written them in response to the oft-repeated accusation that Forward in Faith is only against things; he covers just a handful of the things that Forward in Faith is very firmly for and a very good read they are. Every Forward in Faith Parish should have a supply for the tract table in church and every Forward in Faith member should have a supply, ready to whip out in order to confound our detractors!

The titles are:

Forward in Faith believes in…

The Act of Synod and Flying Bishops



The Church

Conscience, Tolerance and Equality

A Free Province within the Church of England

God and Jesus




Scripture, Tradition and Reason

Unity and Order


Worship and Sacraments


Each of the fifteen leaflets is priced at just 10 pence and the complete set can be had for just £1.00. Orders for 20 or more sets attract a 25% discount (i.e. 20 sets for £15.00). Orders to Colin Niblett at Faith House (details as above).

The Forward in Faith College of Regional Deans


The Revd Canon Alan Cross, 127 Snakes Lane East, Woodford Green. Essex IG8 7HX Tel: (020) 8504 4687


The Revd Canon Beaumont Brandie, St Martin’s Rectory, Upper Wellington Road, Brighton BN2 3AN. Tel: (01273) 604687 E-mail:

East Wessex

The Revd Barry J Fry, St Barnabas’ Vicarage, 12 Rose Road, Southampton, Hants SO14 6TE. Tel: (023) 8022 3107


The Revd Canon David Herbert, The Vicarage, Bickley Park Road, Bromley, Kent BR1 2BE. Tel: (020) 8467 3809 E-mail:


The Revd C Malcolm Gray, Holy Trinity Vicarage, King’s Avenue, London N21 3NA. Tel: (020) 8360 2947


The Revd Ronald Crane, The Vicarage, 17 Greenhill Road, Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield B72 1DS.Tel: (0121) 373 8348. E-mail:

Northern Yorkshire

The Revd Graham Sanders, 4 Marlborough Road, Shipley, West Yorkshire BD18 3NX. Tel: (01274) 587896. E-mail:


The Revd Beresford Skelton

St Mary Magdalene’s Vicarage, Millfield, Sunderland SR4 6HJ. Tel: (0191) 565 6318


The Revd Michael Melrose, The Vicarage, Church Street, Reading RG1 2SB. Tel: (0118) 957 2831


The Revd Canon Leonard Black, St Michael’s Rectory , 28 Abban Street, Inverness IV3 6HH. Tel: (01463) 233797 E-mail:

South Yorkshire & Nottinghamshire

The Revd Canon Tony Delves, Goldthorpe Presbytery, Lockwood Road, Goldthorpe, South Yorkshire S63 9JY. Tel: (01709) 898426


The Revd Prebendary Sam Philpott, ST Peter’s Vicarage, 23 Wyndham Square, Plymouth PL1 5EG. Tel: (01752) 222007. E-mail:

The Marches

The Revd Martin Wray

SS Philip & James’ Vicarage

Hatherley Road


Gloucestershire GL51 6HX

Tel: (01242) 236979


The North West

The Revd Canon Eric Lowe

55 Wetherby Way

Little Sutton

South Wirral

Cheshire CH66 4TB

Tel: (0151) 339 1468

The Ouse

The Revd Canon John Laird

The Chaplaincy

Fore Street Lodge

Hatfield Park

Hatfield AL9 5NQ

Tel: (01707) 274941


The Revd Trevor Walker

The Rectory


Lincoln LN3 6BJ

Tel: (01472) 398227


West Wessex

The Revd Julian Lever

6 St John’s Close


Dorset BH21 1LY

Tel: (01202) 848249