Croydon Minster stages 150th anniversary great fire events

Discover the story of the devastating fire which destroyed almost all of what is now Croydon Minster in 1867 with a series of special 150th anniversary events staged over the first fortnight of the new year. fire-commemoration

Sat Jan 7, 11am: Concert – a specially commissioned work on the fire, written and performed by the Minster’s resident composer and Organist Emeritus Martin How (piano), with Tom Little (organ) and Paul Wilson (orator), plus a selection of additional songs. Venue: Croydon Minster.

Mon Jan 9 – Fri Jan 13: Commemoration Week – fire exhibition open for individuals and school parties; printed tour guides available. Venue: Croydon Minster – open 9.30am to 4pm each weekday except Thursdays.

Sat Jan 14, 3pm: Talk – by Brian Lancaster, local historian and author of the recent publication Consumed by Fire: the Destruction of Croydon Parish Church in 1867 and its Rebuild. Venue: Minster Church Hall (opposite House of Reeves).

Sun Jan 15, 10am: Commemoration Service – with the Rt Revd Jonathan Clark, Bishop of Croydon. Venue: Croydon Minster.

  • Inside Croydon is Croydon’s only independent news source, still based in the heart of the borough. In 2016, we averaged 17,000 page views every week
  • If you have a news story about life in or around Croydon, a residents’ or business association or a local event to publicise, please email us with full details at

About insidecroydon

News, views and analysis about the people of Croydon, their lives and political times in the diverse and most-populated borough in London. Based in Croydon and edited by Steven Downes. To contact us, please email
This entry was posted in Bishop of Croydon, Church and religions, Croydon Minster, History and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s