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St Matthew, Chichester Road, Croydon

Southeast of the town centre in leafy suburbia. The architect was David Bush and it was built as a complex of halls, offices and church in 1965-72.

St Augustine, St Augustines Avenue, South Croydon

A large church, about a mile south of St Peter, this one by John Oldrid Scott, dating from 1881-84. It was subdivided in 1989 with the nave and aisles converted to a hall, offices and meeting rooms, toilets and a kitchen. The worship area is now in the crossing, transepts and chancel.

St Saviour, St Saviour’s Road, North Croydon

In the midst of Victorian housing north of the town centre. It was designed by A.R. Mullins and built 1867, with some additions in 1880, The western end has been divided off at ground floor level to form a hall with a large balcony area above looking into the nave.

Our Lady of Reparation, Wellesley Road, Croydon (Roman Catholic)

Near West Croydon station, this church was originally designed in 1864 by E.W. Pugin but is now largely by F.A. Walters from 1883.

St Michael, Poplar Walk, Croydon

Next door to West Croydon bus station, this is one of ohn Loughborough Pearsons’s masterpieces of vaulted and darkly mysterious Anglo-Catholic design. It was built between 1880-1883, having been designed in 1876. The Lady Chapel fittings are by Ninian Comper

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St John the Baptist (Croydon MInster), Church Street, Croydon

Croydon parish church, but in a backwater away from the main shopping area. The old church was destroyed by fire in 1867. The current church is a rebuild with an eastward extension, by George Gilbert Scott in 1870. All that remains from the old church is the south porch and the tower, apart from the pinnacles which were added by Scott. The former palace of the Archbishops of Canterbury is at the east end of the churchyard and several of them are commemorated in the church.


Christ Church, Croydon

Part of the original church of 1851-52 by S.S. Teulon remains, but some has been replaced by a modern extension. The church is about a mile north of central Croydon.

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