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Zoo to bring their Giant for one last outing at St Andrew’s

An acclaimed and award-winning touring stage production from a Croydon-based company is to be performed for the last time in the new performance space in the St Andrew’s Hub in South Croydon later this month.

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South Croydon church becomes an opera house for Mozart

Mozart opera is coming to South Croydon next month. Pop-Up Opera is staging a double bill with two one-act comedies showcasing Mozart’s inimitable style and sense of playfulness. Each performance is skilfully adapted to its venue as Pop-Up take their … Continue reading

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The ‘Witch of West Street’ takes in another waif and stray

The Shadow of the Teapot is a touching memoir of events that took place in Croydon between the 1940s and 1970s, and details how in those early days of the NHS, an elderly, poor woman took in children who had … Continue reading

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How the ‘Witch’ of West Street showed true care for children

In Croydon, just after the Second World War, when the first flush of newborns brought hope and normality back, Margy was given away at birth to a woman whom local children called “The Witch On The Corner”. Nell Williams lived … Continue reading

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Trains, trams and bicycles: get your tickets now for Wolmar talk

With less than a week to go, there’s just a few tickets remaining for the first Talking Inside Croydon event of 2018, when transport expert Christian Wolmar will be discussing his latest book, Railways & The Raj, and taking questions … Continue reading

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Book now for Wolmar’s talk on the Raj and Railways, Feb 7

Talking Inside Croydon is back next month, with an evening with Christian Wolmar, one of the country’s leading writers and broadcasters on transport. Wolmar will be talking about his latest book, Railways & The Raj, which one reviewer has described … Continue reading

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Sign-up for local author’s book launch, South Croydon, Dec 7

South Croydon writer David Matthews is staging the official launch and book-signing of his debut novel, That They Might Lovely Be, next Thursday, December 7, where copies of the book will be on sale with more than one-third off the … Continue reading

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Christmas services at St Andrew’s, Southbridge Road

Tuesday December 20 at 7pm: St Andrew’s Carol Service For Church, School, Everyone! A service of seasonal music and readings jointly produced by the Church and St Andrew’s High School. A wonderful way to mark the run-up to Christmas. Saturday … Continue reading

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Let’s reach out across walls, instead of building new ones

CROYDON COMMENTARY: For his Remembrance Sunday homily, after a week of tragedy in Croydon, the vicar of St Andrew’s, South Croydon, WEALANDS BELL, pictured left, suggests that we should be breaking down walls Of the building of walls there is … Continue reading

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Free summer kids’ club at St Andrew’s Church, Jul 25-29

St Andrew’s Church on Southbridge Road is staging its Summer Superheroes kids’ club for children and families later this month. Taking place from 10am till noon on weekdays Monday to Friday from July 25 to 29, Summer Superheroes is just … Continue reading

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Why the poppy is a symbol that should unite, not divide, us

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Ahead of this weekend’s Remembrance services, the Rev WEALANDS BELL has a confession to make – he once wore a white poppy, and now wishes he had never done so I was quite surprised to see a conversation … Continue reading

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St Andrew’s is getting itself ready for the Christmas rush

St Andrew’s Church on Southbridge Road in South Croydon has a busy few weeks ahead in the run-up to Christmas, with community events to appeal to all ages. The church, with its recently opened community areas, continues to hold a … Continue reading

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Flower fairy artist’s life story takes wing on church stage

The Rev WEALANDS BELL saw his church turned into a theatre last week for the world premiere of a play about the artist Cicely Mary Barker. Here, he reviews Under the Shadow of Your Wings, the drama whose performance marked … Continue reading

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Church stages special events for Barker’s 120th anniversary

The 120th anniversary of the birth of Cicely Mary Barker, the author and artist who devised the flower fairies, is to be celebrated at her parish church, St Andrew’s on Southbridge Road, next Sunday, June 28, and then next month … Continue reading

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St Andrew’s Church Centre opens a community cafe

WEALANDS BELL, left, the vicar of St Andrew’s on Southbridge Road, on how his church is working to place itself at the heart of its community The place a church always wants to find itself is at the centre of … Continue reading

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Don’t let life go flat after Pancake Day; use the 6-46 Lent plan

Local parish vicar WEALANDS BELL on how, even in this modern 21st century, a little Lenten abstinence really can make the heart grow stronger If I asked whether you kept Wednesdays and Fridays as “days of fasting and abstinence”, in … Continue reading

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Making a church the Hive of activities at centre of community

WEALANDS BELL, pictured left, in his first year as Vicar of St Andrew’s Church in South Croydon and the chaplain of St Andrew’s School, looks ahead to developing a hub for the community, irrespective of people’s own religious allegiances I … Continue reading

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St Andrew’s Church community carol service, Dec 10

St Andrew’s Church, School and Community  CAROL SERVICE  with traditional community carol singing, seasonal readings, and musical items by St Andrew’s School’s talented young musicians. All are very welcome indeed  St Andrew’s Church Lower Coombe/Southbridge Road CR0 1AG Wednesday 10 … Continue reading

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Cicely Mary Barker’s broad canvas that paints a new future

Last Friday, one of Croydon’s hidden treasures, a work of art which had been kept hidden in the Town Hall vaults for too many years, was unveiled for public exhibition at St Andrew’s Church. DAVID MATTHEWS, the headmaster of St … Continue reading

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