• Minster interior
  • Sanctuary
  • View from the Quire
  • Font from Nicholas Chapel
  • Exterior - South side
  • Minster Interior - Nave
  • Minster Exterior

Croydon Minster

Mediaeval/Sir George Gilbert Scott

place
Church Street, Croydon, CR0 1RN
info_outline
Toilets, Disabled access

Travel Information

train
Nearest train: West Croydon, East Croydon
directions_bus
Bus routes: 75, 468, 264, 157
Medieval style church rebuilt by Sir George Gilbert Scott after 1867 fire. Tower & south porch are 15C. Large nave with open timber-work roof leads to chancel dominated by superb stained glass window & rich alabaster reredos.

Access

Saturday 19th

Open 11am–3pm

event
  • Lost Gravestones of Croydon Minster at 11.30am (Talk) (When the church graveyard was cleared in the 1960s to accommodate the building of a dual carriageway, all the gravestones were moved. Some were placed close to the church building. Others were used as slabs for the pathways in the church grounds. This outdoor talk includes a walk in the grounds of Croydon Minster searching out hidden gems of the remaining stones to tell the stories of folk buried here and whose names have been forgotten. A Huguenot family and an East India Trader are featured in the retelling of their tales and the rediscovering of lost history.)
  • History of Croydon Minster at 1.30pm (Talk) (This seated talk, after which visitors will be able to view the building for themselves, will concentrate on three themes. First the links with the Archbishopric of Canterbury will be explored; 6 Archbishops are buried here. Secondly the link between Croydon and America in the 18th Century will be outlined as part of our colonial history. This will include a look at John Singleton Copley, the American artist and Thomas Hutchinson, the last colonial Governor of Massachusetts, both buried here. Thirdly the examples of structure and fittings that pre-date the 1867 fire and rebuild will be highlighted.)

Sunday 20th

Open 11am–3pm

event
  • Lost Gravestones of Croydon Minster at 12pm (Talk) (When the church graveyard was cleared in the 1960s to accommodate the building of a dual carriageway, all the gravestones were moved. Some were placed close to the church building. Others were used as slabs for the pathways in the church grounds. This outdoor talk includes a walk in the grounds of Croydon Minster searching out hidden gems of the remaining stones to tell the stories of folk buried here and whose names have been forgotten. A Huguenot family and an East India Trader are featured in the retelling of their tales and the rediscovering of lost history.)

info_outline This building is open free of charge at other times of the year

Design

Original design
Mediaeval/Sir George Gilbert Scott, 1870
Type
Civic, Concert/performance space, Religious
Period
Victorian, Medieval