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St James (Former), St James Road, Croydon Common

The nave and tower, typical of their date, date from 1828-1829 and were designed by Robert Wallace, with the chancel added in 1880 by Charles Henman Jnr. It was made redundant in 1980 and was converted into sheltered housing in 1989. The churchyard is a public open space.

St Luke, Woodside Road, Woodside

On a busy road junction, the original church dates from 1887 by W.V. Arnold but much was badly damaged by a fire in 1920. Most of the building now dates largely from 1926-1927 and was designed by W D Caroe.

Holy Innocents, Selhurst Road, South Norwood

Side on to the road this is one of G.F. Bodley’s lesser-known churches. It dates from 1894-1895.

Christ Church, Sumner Road, Croydon

A short way north of the town centre. The original church of 1851-1852 by S.S. Teulon, having closed in 1978 was badly damaged by fire in 1985 leaving the west end of the nave to be incorporated in a new building of 1991 by Maurice Taylor. The old church section is now a hall and the newer section, the worship area.

St Andrew, Southbridge Road, Croydon

South of the town centre, this is a church designed by Benjamin Ferrey in 1857.

St Matthew, Chichester Road, Croydon

Southeast of the town centre in leafy suburbia, this church replaced a 19th-century building on the edge of the town centre. The architect was David Bush and it was built as a complex of halls, offices and church in 1965-72. It was originally orientated towards the wall that now features two fire doors. Their insertion led to the altar being moved in front of John Hayward’s stained glass windows. Some choir pews and two angels, as well as some of the glass re-used in the windows, remain from the previous church.

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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