Bernard Drew’s retirement as senior minister was formally announced at a meeting of the congregation at Asylum Hill Congregational Church.
“The Rev. Dr. Drew saw his congregation through a transitional period when most of the church’s parishioners had moved away from the Hill area to the suburbs. Around 1960, it was even suggested that the congregation abandon its historic structure and move closer to its parishioners in West Hartford.”
Drew’s tenure as minister at Asylum Hill Congregational Church was second only to Joseph Twichell.
Unattributed, “Minister to retire in April from Asylum Hill church,” Hartford Courant, December 7, 1972, page 90.