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Bellringing at Croydon Minster

Croydon Minster is dedicated to St. John the Baptist and serves the community of Croydon in the Diocese of Southwark.  Its tower houses a fine peal of 12 bells (tenor: 37 cwt in C#)  cast by Gillett and Johnston in 1936.  The tower and ringers are affiliated to the Surrey Association of Church Bell Ringers.


Practice is every Tuesday from 20:00 to 21:30
Service ringing on Sunday from 09:15 to 10:00


It is advisable for visitors to confirm in advance as times can change at short notice.  

Tower Captain: Mrs Shirley McGill   Tel: 0208 406 3083  


Some account of the foundation, history and members of the Ancient Society of Croydon Ringers

"Countless generations of men have climbed those winding stairs, stairs that have survived the effects of time and fire and were mercifully preserved from enemy bombing, and have gathered in the ringing chamber, there to ply with nimble brain our subtle art"

This fascinating small book was written in 1950 by ringer James Cooper and tells the story of bell ringing at Croydon parish church from the first records in 1599 to the victory celebrations following world war 2.

Find us

Croydon Minster is located in Church Street, just a short walk from the High Street and main shopping area (walk down Crown Hill to Reeves Corner).

The main entrance to the church is via the West door, which faces a small forecourt and the A236.  The West door is normally kept locked on practice nights, but there is a door-bell located at the top left of the door-arch which you can use to request access.

Croydon is well served by public transport with buses at West Croydon Bus Station and two railway stations (East Croydon and West Croydon). Walking to St John's from these stations takes about 15 mins.

By car, the easiest route to St John's is via the A236 Roman Way (dual carriageway). Leave the A236 at Reeves Corner, where the church is easy visible.  Limited parking is available on the forecourt or in Church Street.  Be warned, parking restrictions are usually rigidly enforced!