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Croydon Episcopal Area


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Croydon Archdeaconry

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Unknown/St Aubyn



The church, which is mediaeval in origin, has been extensively restored, altered and added to by a succession of architects, including Blore and St Aubyn so that the fabric is now largely Victorian. It consists of the traditional nave, aisles, chancel (C12) and central western tower (1876) with a Victorian vestry added at the west end of the north aisle (1876), south of the chancel.

Five Archbishops of Canterbury are buried here (the Archbishops’ residence was nearby Addington Palace) and are remembered in many memorials, decorations and windows around the church.  The chancel was richly decorated in 1898 in memory of Archbishop Benson.  Other memorials and brasses date from C16-C18.

The South London Church Fund and Southwark Diocese Board of Finance is a company limited by guarantee (No. 236594).
Registered Office: Trinity House, 4 Chapel Court, Borough High Street, London SE1 1HW. Registered Charity: (No. 249678).

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