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Archdeacon steps down after helping others take first step

When Christopher Skilton retires early next year after nearly 40 years as a clergyman, 15 spent working in Croydon churches, he says that he hopes one of the things he will be remembered for is working to a motto of … 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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Minster gets new vicar but Negrini and Newman miss ceremony

The congregation at Croydon Minster, Croydon’s parish church for more than a century, has a new vicar this Sunday, following a formal service this week. Canon Andrew Bishop was named as the new priest-in-charge at the Minster by the Diocese … Continue reading

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Bishop joins call to ‘honour legacy’ of the Kindertransport

Jonathan Clark, the Bishop of Croydon, has this week joined a call from nearly 50 religious leaders calling for the British Government to “honour the legacy” of the Kindertransport, which rescued thousands of Jewish and other children from the Nazis, … Continue reading

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We will remember them: Croydon’s Remembrance Day services

Remembrance Day, paying tribute to the sacrifices of military and service personnel in conflicts past and present, will be observed in Croydon on Sunday, at the war memorial outside the Town Hall and at Croydon Minster. Conducted by the Rt … Continue reading

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Refugee decision will help traffickers, says Bishop of Croydon

The Bishop of Croydon has joined the chorus of voices condemning the Tory government’s abandonment of a commitment to take in child refugees from the civil war in Syria and the Jungle camp at Calais. The Rt Rev Jonathan Clark … Continue reading

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Croydon Minster stages 150th anniversary great fire events

Discover the story of the devastating fire which destroyed almost all of what is now Croydon Minster in 1867 with a series of special 150th anniversary events staged over the first fortnight of the new year. Sat Jan 7, 11am: … Continue reading

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Remembrance Sunday service at Croydon Minster, Nov 13

Croydon’s annual Civic Service of Remembrance, held in conjunction with local branches of the Royal British Legion, will take place at Croydon Minster at 11am, on Sunday November 13. The service at the Minster will be conducted by the Bishop … 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 says Britain should be leading in Europe, not leaving

The case for remaining in the European Union has the backing of the Bishop of Croydon, who says that Britain should adopt a greater, leading role in Europe. Jonathan Clark, who chaired Croydon Council’s Fairness Commission, has this week published … 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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£200,000. 60 pages. And lacking a single original thought

Croydon’s Opportunity and Fairness Commission has published its report. WALTER CRONXITE has read it, so that you don’t have to When it came to publishing the expensively compiled Croydon Opportunity and Fairness Commission’s report, Jonathan Clark, the Bishop and the … 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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Fairness Commission’s youth competition gets just 10 entries

What do you get for £200,000 of public dosh? Not a lot, it seems, if the underwhelming response to Croydon’s Opportunity and Fairness Commission’s latest “youth engagement” efforts are anything to go by. Only 10 youngsters from across London’s most … Continue reading

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Fairness Commission’s iPad prize struggles to get response

When the crunch comes in Croydon over Tory Chancellor Gideon Osborne’s cuts, Council Tax-payers may be less than delighted to find that the £200,000 being spent on the borough’s Opportunity and Fairness Commission is going largely on a contract with … Continue reading

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Fairness Commission provides Blue Labour with opportunity

The consequences of the General Election result continue to roll out. Such as: What does Croydon’s Labour-run council do with its very Ed Miliband-esque Fairness and Opportunity Commission? “Fairness” is so redolent of the Milband era, it appears that Croydon’s … 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 needs to end Foundation links to build real trust

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Following this week’s appointment of a Whitgift Foundation board-member to chair the Fairness Commission, local activist CHARLOTTE DAVIES says it is long overdue for Croydon to cut some of the public school ties that bind After the Croydon … Continue reading

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Commission role could give Tories excuse to bash the Bishop

It’s been a big week for Labour’s leader of Croydon Council, Tony Newman, culminating yesterday in the announcement of the appointment of the chairman and deputy chair of his pet project, the “Opportunity and Fairness Commission”. Since Newman announced this … 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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