Category Archives: Croydon Minster

‘A time to prepare, not panic’ MP Jones says over coronavirus

Croydon, London and much of the country was going into a self-imposed lockdown today, as sports events, concerts and other public gatherings, large and small, were being postponed or called off to try to avoid the spread of coronavirus. In … Continue reading

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Minster’s priest who served colleges, court and archbishops

The Archbishop’s Palace in Croydon helped to place the town at the centre of church and state affairs throughout some turbulent periods of history, as DAVID MORGAN discovers through the life and work of one medieval figure who was buried … Continue reading

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The Sixteen perform Allegri’s Miserere, Croydon Minster, Sep 9

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Croydon Minster Friday Lunchtime Recitals, Jan 17-Apr 3

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Croydon’s Christmas mass: It was exciting. And terrifying

The Vicar of Croydon, Canon Andrew Bishop, has spoken of his excitement – and terror – when the BBC came calling to ask to broadcast its 2019 Christmas Eve midnight mass from Croydon Minster. Nearly six months of careful preparation … Continue reading

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Croydon officer remembered in history of New South Wales

As the terrible bushfires rage through Australia, some areas affected have strong historical links to Croydon, as DAVID MORGAN, the Minster historian, writes So many memorials inside the old Croydon Parish Church building and in the churchyard have been lost … Continue reading

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Joy to the world! The history behind BBC’s Christmas service

DAVID MORGAN on the undiscovered gem of Croydon Minster, which will be screened around the world on Christmas Eve When the BBC transmission goes live at 11.40pm on Christmas Eve, Croydon Minster will be in the national spotlight. The cameras … Continue reading

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