Rev Canon Andrew Studdert-Kennedy inducted at Uxbridge55 people from Rev Canon Andrew Studdert-Kennedy's Marlborough congregation went to Uxbridge on November 13 to attend his “Institution and Induction” to his new role as Team Rector covering the town's churches of St Andrew’s (Anglo-Catholic) and St Margaret’s (which is an evangelical charismatic church).
The ceremony and service were conducted by the Bishop of Willesden - on the left in the photo.
The service at St Andrew's included Communion - with incense - and music led partly by their choir and with more modern songs led by the music group from St Margaret’s.
Rev Canon Andrew Studdert-Kennedy's wife Annie and their children Jamie, Phoebe, AIice and Megan were given a very warm welcome to the parish and the town - from the congregation, the local Mayor and the headmistress of the C of E Primary school next to the church.
One of the party from his previous congregation in Marlborough said: "We all felt there was a good atmosphere and friendly people, who were very hospitable to us too with tea and cakes on arrival and then wine and finger food available after the service!"
St Andrew's is a Victorian church designed by George Gilbert Scott - famed as the architect of many churches as well as the St Pancras Hotel and the Albert memorial.