Tag Archives: Church of England

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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Local Tories to quit party over gay marriage vote

Croydon’s three Members of Parliament will today all vote in favour of gay marriage, despite absolute opposition from, in one case, his church and in the case of both Conservatives, several local Tory party members. Inside Croydon understands that the … Continue reading

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Messy Minster offers a message for Croydon’s Christmas

The first of three special events for children during Advent was held at Croydon Minster on Monday. “Messy Minster” told children of the mission of St Nicholas, or Santa Claus, whose saints day is this Thursday. Nicholas is also a … Continue reading

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Lord Bishop makes a return to Croydon’s historic church

Many good things start in Croydon. Michael Perham started on his road to ministry as an assistant curate at Addington Village’s historic church, St Mary’s. Today, Perham returns to the church as the “Lord Bishop of Gloucester, the Right Reverend … Continue reading

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“Build communities of hope, work actively for justice”

Jonathan Clark is to be consecrated as the Church of England’s new Bishop of Croydon in a ceremony at Southwark Cathedral on Wednesday, taking over from Nick Baines, who last year was appointed Bishop of Bradford. Brought up in Bromley, … Continue reading

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Local LibDem leads campaign against bishops in the Lords

“Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?” David Cameron is far from the first to complain of bishops’ involvement in politics. The clergy’s role in the House of Lords vote last night on Child Benefit and the government’s … Continue reading

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