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Church in Croydon after covid: new bishop outlines her vision

Dr Rosemarie Mallett was recently named as the next Bishop of Croydon. Ahead of her consecration service this month, for our latest episode of our Under The Flyover podcast, iC editor Steven Downes conducted a wide-ranging interview in which the … Continue reading

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Energetic Bishop’s first move is to guide the community

DAVID MORGAN on the appointment as Bishop of Croydon of a woman already very familiar with the borough’s many social challenges, and a professed loyal reader of Inside Croydon… A neighbour passed me as I went in my front gate … Continue reading

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Church appoints Mallett as first woman Bishop of Croydon

The Bishop of Croydon is, for the first time, to be a woman, after it was announced this morning that the Queen has approved the appointment of the Venerable Dr Rosemarie Mallett, who becomes the Church of England’s second black … Continue reading

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Bishop gives a powerful farewell message to Croydon

In his final sermon as Bishop of Croydon, the Rt Rev Jonathan Clark last night encouraged members of his soon-to-be former flock to exercise the power that they have “in your life, in your community, in your networks”. Bishop Clark … Continue reading

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Last orders for Bishop who stood up for Croydon’s refugees

SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT: After 10 years, Jonathan Clark is hanging up his mitre as Bishop of Croydon and swapping the Cronx for the Falklands. EXCLUSIVE interview by DAVID MORGAN “I can say with certainty,” says Jonathan Clark in the thoughtful manner … Continue reading

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Bishop announces he is to retire after 10 years in Croydon

The Bishop of Croydon, The Rt Rev Jonathan Clark, is to retire next March – 10 years to the day of his consecration as Bishop. Bishop Clark, 60, will be moving to Orkney, where his wife, Alison’s, academic studies are … Continue reading

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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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