Tag Archives: Croydon Parish Church

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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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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Croydon vicar who saw service with Carshalton’s army cadets

SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT: The area’s history is rich in connections with military academies, and as DAVID MORGAN discovered, clergy with second jobs There have been many examples down through the years of vicars and curates from Croydon Minster having a second … Continue reading

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The church fire that consumed a thousand years of history

MARVELS OF THE MINSTER: Dating back to the Domesday Book, Croydon Parish Church was almost destroyed one cold winter’s night 150 years ago. Here, DAVID MORGAN takes up the story of the Great Fire of Croydon Ebenezer Whittaker, the parish … Continue reading

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Church organist became recording star of the Roaring Twenties

MARVELS OF THE MINSTER: In his latest trawl through the archives, DAVID MORGAN unearths the story of how the organist of what was then known as Croydon Parish Church enjoyed a career as one of the country’s foremost performers F … Continue reading

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The Crocus Vale’s parish church celebrates its Minster status

Croydon Parish Church officially became a Minster yesterday. But that does not mean it is taking a step towards cathedral status to enhance Croydon’s claims to becoming a city, according to Rev Canon Colin Boswell. Rev Boswell gave two interviews … Continue reading

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