Tag Archives: Bishop Jonathan Clark

UnFairbnb: Council has nothing to show for £200,000 spend

EXCLUSIVE: Our Town Hall reporter, KEN LEE, provides a reminder of another significant amount of council cash that was poorly spent – but helped line the pockets of ‘friends and family’ of the Town Hall’s Labour leadership Do you remember … Continue reading

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MP backs Bishop’s call for covid testing closer to Croydon

Jonathan Clark, the Bishop of Croydon, has added his voice to calls for more, and more easily accessible, coronavirus testing centres for people living and working in Croydon. The Bishop has called for a testing centre to be set up … Continue reading

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Twin towers disruption forces bishop’s staff to move offices

Even God’s work can’t tolerate the building development going on in Croydon town centre any longer. Staff working for the Bishop of Croydon have been forced to move out of their office in St Matthew’s House on George Street because … Continue reading

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Tory candidate in Norbury caught out lying, honest to God

KEN LEE reports on an unheralded intervention from on high on the eve of the local elections A Conservative candidate standing for election in today’s local elections has been reproached for not telling the truth over religious matters in the … Continue reading

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Bishop of Croydon makes amnesty appeal on immigration

The Bishop of Croydon, Jonathan Clark, has today entered the debate on the government’s “hostile” immigration strategy by calling for the immediate release of a mother and daughter who have been interned in “inhuman” conditions at immigrants’ removal centre at … Continue reading

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Civic and religious leaders to mourn tram victims together

Croydon’s civic and religious leaders came together this afternoon to express their sympathy for the victims and the bereaved of today’s horrific Sandilands tram accident. Sunday’s annual civic service, to be held at Croydon Minster to remember the fallen in … Continue reading

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Boswell to leave Croydon Minster after 21 years’ service

Croydon’s Establishment is about to undergo significant change, with three leading figures associated with the Whitgift Foundation leaving their jobs in the next few months. The headmasters of two of the Foundation’s large independent schools are both standing down, Trinity’s … Continue reading

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Bishop issues Holy Week response to Brussels bombings

Jonathan Clark, the Bishop of Croydon, tonight issued a Holy Week message which called for hope to triumph over the hate provoked by the terrorist bombings in Brussels. Hatred, Bishop Clark wrote, “leads to the success of the suicide bomber”. … Continue reading

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‘I wasn’t played’ says Bishop after the missed Opportunity

After a year’s work funded by £200,000 from the council, the Croydon Opportunity and Fairness Commission delivered its final report yesterday. Here, the commission chair, the Rt Rev Jonathan Clark, in an exclusive interview with STEVEN DOWNES, answers questions such … Continue reading

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Fairness Commission to stage Open Day, Sep 1

Croydon’s Opportunity and Fairness Commission is to stage an Open Day on Tuesday, September 1. “The Open Day will be an opportunity for members of the public to directly contribute to the Commission’s work,” they announced. The Commission, a pet … Continue reading

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Bishop of Croydon preaches for change on the environment

In the week that the Pope published an encyclical on the crisis of climate change and the environment, closer to home, the Bishop of Croydon has also called on those in power to take urgent action to save the planet. … Continue reading

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Opportunity fails to knock for Commission volunteers

It’s beginning to appear as if the Croydon Opportunity and Fairness Commission is not being regarded as much of an opportunity at all. An email has flooded into Inside Croydon’s inbox this afternoon. Its subject? “One Week to make a … Continue reading

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Fair’s fair, but Bishop has been given a task to test a saint

So now we know. The Croydon Opportunity and Fairness Commission (as it has now finally resolved to be snappily titled) had its first meeting last night, where it revealed the members of the commission – the “commissioners” – and its … Continue reading

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Fairness Commission keeps public waiting before revealing all

The first public meeting of the council’s Opportunity and Fairness Commission will be staged next Wednesday, January 28, at Stanley Halls, South Norwood. Chaired by the Bishop of Croydon, the Right Reverend Jonathan Clark, the commission, which is supposed to … Continue reading

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Bishop rejects rhetoric which blames asylum seekers

JONATHAN CLARK, the Bishop of Croydon, in his Easter message, says that we should be trying to help asylum-seekers and those on benefits One of things that really concerns me in our country is that we have started to load … Continue reading

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Bishop of Croydon says benefits policy has been ‘catastrophic’

Jonathan Clark, the Bishop of Croydon, today described government policy on benefits as having a “catastrophic” effect on the lives of ordinary people in Croydon. Bishop Clark has added his voice to those of more than 50 other senior churchmen … Continue reading

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