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Farewell to the Archdeacon

On Saturday 2nd February representatives from St Michael's were pleased to be able to attend a service of thanksgiving for the ministry of Fr Chris Skilton, Archdeacon of Croydon.


We were welcomed warmly to Emmanuel Church, South Croydon by Fr Ben, the Associate Vicar and by many of the parishioners there.


During the course of the service, many and various tributes were made to Fr Chris, detailing many aspects of his long and distinguished ministry in the Diocese. He and his wife Barbara were presented with some beautiful gifts, and received a blessing for their future ministry from the Bishop of Croydon.


As Archdeacon, Fr Chris has provided immense support and encouragement to us at St Michael's and we have appreciated his wise and kind counsel on many and various matters. We thank him for his dedicated stewardship of the life of the Church in Croydon and wish him and Barbara every blessing for a happy retirement.