Category Archives: Church and religions

Church in Croydon after covid: new bishop outlines her vision

Dr Rosemarie Mallett was recently named as the next Bishop of Croydon. Ahead of her consecration service this month, for our latest episode of our Under The Flyover podcast, iC editor Steven Downes conducted a wide-ranging interview in which the … Continue reading

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The long lost work of a master craftsman with the Nelson touch

SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT: Fine stone memorials, of the calibre of those that take pride of place in St Paul’s, were among the losses of Croydon Minster’s great fire. DAVID MORGAN has tracked down the history of one such destroyed monument The … Continue reading

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Cult Church of Bling wound-up over ‘suspicious’ operations

A Croydon-based church which worked closely with local Tories – and even got close to Boris Johnson – has been shut down after Charity Commission and Insolvency Service investigations found ‘suspicious or incorrect accounts’. By STEVEN DOWNES SPAC Nation has … Continue reading

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Minster choir hits right notes alongside Abbey and St Paul’s

Croydon Minster’s choirs have been named among some of the best-known singing groups from cathedrals around the country as recipients of a special grant in recognition of their outstanding work and performances. The Cathedral Music Trust has named Croydon Minster … Continue reading

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Together! – mass choir concert, Croydon Minster, Jun 18

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Carshalton’s parks, ponds and pubs offer festival fresh hope

Acts, dates and venues have been released for the first Carshalton Festival, a week of arts and entertainment taking place at venues in and around the parks, ponds and pubs of Carshalton village. The Carshalton Festival runs from Monday, June … Continue reading

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Double delight as choirs combine for concert at the Minster

Two of Croydon’s top choirs are to present an exciting joint concert at Croydon Minster on Saturday June 18. Croydon Philharmonic Choir and Croydon Male Voice Choir are performing together for the first time. After performing two sets of their … Continue reading

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Capturing every step of non-league Dorking’s meteoric rise

SATURDAY SUPPLEMENT: A former Croydon school teacher has been ever-present in the relentless rise through the divisions of a Surrey non-league club. DAVID MORGAN interviews football photographer Steve O’Sullivan, who took the pictures… Whatever the dramas involving the super-rich footballers … Continue reading

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Shirley’s wild garden opens its gates for a royal celebration

Staff at a Croydon care home will be using their historic garden to host a street party picnic. Wilderness Gardens is a seven-acre historic garden situated on Shirley Church Road within MHA Hall Grange, a care home that offers residential … Continue reading

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The bitter 18th Century court battle over a pew with a view

SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT: A dispute over where families sat in church was a courtroom cause célèbre in the 1830s, as DAVID MORGAN has discovered Whether you are looking to buy or rent, you will be keen to check out the special … Continue reading

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St Matthew’s 50th anniversary service, Park Hill, Jun 12

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Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Party, St Matthew’s Park Hill, Jun 5

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Great North Wood under threat from holy order’s £3.5m scheme

A holy order of Catholic nuns wants to hack down mature and healthy trees in a specially protected site, part of the ancient Great North Wood, and then use the timber to build a “visitor attraction” to commemorate… the Great … Continue reading

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1,000-year-old church’s plea for stolen cross and candlestick

The vicar and parishioners of the oldest church in Croydon have made a plea for the urgent return of two pieces of brass work – a cross and a candlestick – which were stolen from St Mary the Blessed Virgin … Continue reading

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Teachers threatened with sackings in gay author dispute

The bitter row with Catholic church over governor sackings and freedom of speech has seen John Fisher School closed for three days this week. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES Teachers taking industrial action at John Fisher School have been threatened with … Continue reading

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Faiths Together Jubilee Summer Picnic, Park Hill Rec, Jun 3

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Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Garden Party, Shirley, May 28

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St Matthew’s Flower Festival, Park Hill, June 11-12

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Energetic Bishop’s first move is to guide the community

DAVID MORGAN on the appointment as Bishop of Croydon of a woman already very familiar with the borough’s many social challenges, and a professed loyal reader of Inside Croydon… A neighbour passed me as I went in my front gate … Continue reading

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Renew Café, St Matthew’s Chichester Road, every Saturday

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Church appoints Mallett as first woman Bishop of Croydon

The Bishop of Croydon is, for the first time, to be a woman, after it was announced this morning that the Queen has approved the appointment of the Venerable Dr Rosemarie Mallett, who becomes the Church of England’s second black … Continue reading

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This mayor in the Minster earned his impressive memorials

SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT: In the week of Croydon’s first Mayoral elections, DAVID MORGAN has delved into the Minster archives to find records of the Lord Mayor of London buried there nearly 350 years ago High office, and where someone was buried, … Continue reading

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St Peter’s Book Club, South Croydon, May 28

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Croydon Minster free lunchtime music recitals, May 6-Jul 1

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John Fisher governors get Ofsted backing in gay author row

Teachers are on strike at John Fisher School today, with the backing of the majority of parents, as well as former governors and even Ofsted, as the row with the school’s Roman Catholic Archdiocese rumbles into a third month. Governors … Continue reading

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