Fr John Diver, Induction as Parish Priest

Saturday 20th October 2012

Congratulations to Fr John Diver, curate of this parish for 4 years, who was inducted as Parish Priest of St Lawrence of Canterbury, Sidcup, by The Most Reverend Peter Smith, Archbishop of Southwark. Fr John took over the parish back in August from the Marist Fathers who vacated the parish after over 100 years of loyal service. During the Ceremony of Induction, Fr John, in front of a packed church of parishioners, friends and family, members of the congregations of St George’s and OLI, and fellow priests, knelt before the Archbishop and with his hand on the book of Gospels, made his Profession of Faith, followed by various declarations of commitment, and finally was presented (ceremonially) with the Keys of the Parish and his Document of Appointment.

Andrew Richardson