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Minster gets new vicar but Negrini and Newman miss ceremony

Inside Croydon

Deputy Mayor Kabir was one of only four councillors who bothered to show up for Monday’s licensing service for Vicar of Croydon Andrew Bishop (centre). From Left: Kabir, +Southwark, Bishop, +Croydon, and the Lord Lieutenant of Croydon, Col McRobbie

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 of Southwark in May, after a two-year hiatus following the retirement of Canon Colin Boswell.

With wide-ranging responsibilities, during Boswell’s 21 years in post the Vicar of Croydon was a position that was a widely respected and recognised as an important civic, as well as religious, figure in the borough.

Not that you will have known that looking along the pews at the Minster for Canon Bishop’s licensing service on Monday…

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