London riots 2011


Fire! Commemorating 150 years since Croydon church burnt down

Posted on January 6th, by Karen Ip in History. No Comments

One January night in 1867, a beautiful Croydon building dating back to Saxon times was destroyed in just a few hours

On Saturday 5th January 1867, a terrible fire raged through Croydon’s ancient parish church, reducing it to a broken shell in a single night. It was a fire which, according to accounts of the time, could have been put out, had it not been for a … Read More »



Why we blessed Reeves Corner, five years on from Croydon’s riots

Posted on August 15th, by Lee Taylor in Politics & Society. No Comments

Five years after the inferno at Reeves Corner became the iconic image of London’s riots, Father Lee Taylor and his congregation blessed the site. Here he explains why, and describes his hopes for the healing of Croydon

Mention the Croydon riots in some quarters and you’ll quickly be met with shushing. The official view is that it’s time to move on. That’s not always easy: there are parts of … Read More »