Tag Archives: Archbishop of Canterbury

Grand designs: Wake’s daughter and her Yorkshire pile

MARVELS OF THE MINSTER: The last resting place of six Archbishops, what used to be known as Croydon Parish Church was also the burial site of members of the church leaders’ families, as DAVID MORGAN’s latest research has discovered For … Continue reading

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Howley’s long and winding road for final journey to Addington

DAVID MORGAN’s research into Croydon street names finds that Queen Victoria’s first Archbishop of Canterbury was fondly remembered Howley Road is the road where the Tudor Arch stands at the far end of the church grounds of Croydon Minster. It … Continue reading

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Archbishop family’s affairs that startled Victorian England

What’s the significance of the name of the street where you live? In his latest researches, DAVID MORGAN has discovered one road which reflects the life of an archbishop, ‘the cleverest woman in Europe’, and their remarkable family The residents … 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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‘Wise, Prudent and Just’: the Archbishop buried in Croydon

MARVELS OF THE MINSTER: Croydon Parish Church, as it was known, has a history that stretches back a thousand years, and much of it is inextricably linked with the Archbishops of Canterbury – six of them are buried there. Here, … Continue reading

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South Croydon community hits the heritage trail: Jan 20

The South Croydon Community Association has been hard at work developing “The Weird, the Wicked and the Wonderful: Tales from South Croydon’s forgotten heritage”, a heritage trail which will be discussed at a public meeting being held on Monday evening, … Continue reading

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Historical assets ought to be foundation for Croydon’s future

CROYDON COMMENTARY: A charitable foundation with assets of more than £200 million could be doing more to make the most of the borough’s historical heritage, says DAVID CALLAM  The Whitgift Foundation is seeking commercial sponsors for a festival in June. … Continue reading

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Bishop says he will always defend the poorest in society

Jonathan Clark, the Bishop of Croydon, says that the government is “placing an additional and unfair burden on the poorest members of our society”. In an interview to be aired on local radio this weekend, Bishop Clark explains why he … Continue reading

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Bishop of Croydon signs protest letter over benefit changes

Jonathan Clark, the Bishop of Croydon, is one of more than 40 senior churchmen, led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, to condemn the government’s plan for a 1 per cent annual increase in welfare benefits in each of the next … Continue reading

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Bishop pays return visit to Addington’s ancient church

  St Mary’s in Addington celebrated its patronal festival on Sunday with a visit from the Bishop of Southwark, Bishop Christopher Chessun, to preside over the Eucharist service. At nearly 1,000 years old, St Mary’s is Croydon’s oldest church and … Continue reading

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Youth and history find musical harmony at St Mary’s

BELLA BARTOCK discovers some exciting young musical talent playing at St Mary’s Addington’s spring concert For this concert, what a contrast there was in ages between the young talent on show and the showcase itself, the oldest public building in … Continue reading

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