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Revd Andrew Hammond to leave St Paul's for St Mary

The Succentor of St Paul's, Andrew Hammond, is to leave the Cathedral to take up the post of Vicar at St Mary's in Willesden.

Andrew, who is a Minor Canon at St Paul's, will continue to serve here for the next four months and will be installed at St Mary’s on 4 September.

St Mary's in Willesden was founded in the year 938 by King Athelstan. The church contains the shrine of Our Lady of Willesden and has a Holy Well underneath it.

The parish is an urban priority area with a multi-cultural and socially mixed character. It lies between the North Circular Road and the Harrow Road and is very close to the largest Hindu temple in Europe. St Mary’s Church of England School is also next to the church. 

The Reverend Canon Mark Oakley, Treasurer of St Paul's said: "We congratulate Andrew on his appointment and are proud that he is to begin work in the ancient parish church of Willesden, of which the Chapter of St Paul's is a Patron and with which we have strong ties.

"Andrew is faced with many exciting opportunities in taking on this new role and we wish him – when the time comes – every possible happiness and fulfilment."