Mission Statement

Designated a Minster in May 2011, we are a living, growing church.  Our mission is to reach out and celebrate God’s unconditional love for the world with all people of our parish and with the wider community.  Our aim is to become a centre for pilgrims seeking to connect with our local heritage and be a place where all, regardless of race, gender or sexuality, may encounter God.


We aim to do this by:

  • offering inclusive catholic worship and inspiring Anglican liturgy enhanced by a strong choral tradition.
  • being a community of God in the town centre of Croydon, facilitating an open-door policy where all who wish to visit the church, whether to pray, be still or look around, are welcomed.
  • enhancing the Christian education of young and old alike through the preaching of the Word and the provision of creative worship for children of all ages.
  • developing and maintaining strong links with schools, including the local Minster Infant and Junior Schools and the schools of the John Whitgift Foundation.
  • caring for the needs of the elder community through our relationship with the Whitgift Almshouses, Wilhelmena House, the Elis David Almshouses and Whitgift House.
  • nurturing a strong choral tradition through our Choral Foundation, involving girls, boys and adults drawn from the local community.
  • celebrating our place in Croydon’s past, present and future through developing our historic relationships with the civic, secular, Christian and other Faith communities of Croydon.


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