St Andrew's, Croydon

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St Andrew's
Church of St Andrew
St Andrew's, Croydon.jpg
The church in 2010, when it still had its bell turret
51°22′05″N 0°06′09″W / 51.367958°N 0.102472°W / 51.367958; -0.102472Coordinates: 51°22′05″N 0°06′09″W / 51.367958°N 0.102472°W / 51.367958; -0.102472
LocationSouthbridge Road, Croydon, London, England
CountryUnited Kingdom
DenominationChurch of England
DedicationSt Andrew
Heritage designationGrade II listed
Years built1857 (1857)
ParishSt. Andrew Croydon
DeaneryCroydon Central
ArchdeaconryArchdeaconry of Croydon
Episcopal areaCroydon Episcopal Area
DioceseDiocese of Southwark
Bishop(s)The Rt Revd Jonathan Clark (Bishop of Croydon)
Vicar(s)Fr Wealands Bell

St Andrew's, formally the Church of St Andrew, is a church of England church in Croydon, London, England.[1]


It was built in 1857.[1] Aisles were added in 1870.[1] A lady chapel designed by H B Walters was added in 1891.[1] An organ chamber lies opposite the lady chapel.[1] The nave has five bays and the triple chancel arch has a wrought-iron screen.[2]

The building, in flint with stone dressing, was given Grade II listed status in November 1976,[2] protecting it from unauthorised alteration or demolition, but is on Historic England's Heritage at Risk Register, due to its "slow decay" with "no solution agreed".[3] The former bell-turret has been dismantled due to its poor condition, but the building's listed status legally requires its reinstatement.[3]

Present day[edit]

The church falls within Croydon Central Deanery in the Diocese of Southwark.[1]

St Andrew's is a parish in the Anglo-Catholic tradition. It had previously passed resolutions that rejected the ministry of female priests, but these were rescinded in 2013.[4]


The church contained an organ dating from 1891, by William Hill & Sons, which was removed, and replaced by another from the same maker in 1906. Specifications for the latter can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.[5]

The church's current electronic organ was purchased from the Sultan of Oman[6] in around 2012.


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Croydon, St Andrew". Diocese of Southwark. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1079305)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Church of St Andrew, Southbridge Road, Croydon - Croydon". Historic England. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Pairsh Profile" (pdf). Diocese of Southwark. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  5. ^ "NPOR N08394". National Pipe Organ Register. British Institute of Organ Studies. Retrieved 20 December 2015.
  6. ^ "St Andrew's, Croydon on Twitter: "Our organ, an electronic instrument, was bought for the refurbished building from the Sultan of Oman, a keen player."". Twitter. 19 December 2015. Retrieved 19 December 2015.

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