Friends of Music



The Right Reverend Jonathan Clark, Bishop of Croydon

Martin How MBE, Organist Laureate


Friends of Music at Croydon Minster was founded in 2008 to support the work of the music department. Each year, the Friends promote a series of special services and concerts, and take a particular interest in the educational needs of the boy and girl choristers.

Donors are offered ticket discounts to concerts sung by the Minster Choirs and are invited to pre-concert talks and receptions. The subscription is not fixed but Friends are asked to pay an annual sum of whatever amount they feel able to contribute. Please consider becoming a Friend and help to sustain and develop the musical life of this vibrant Minster church - donations are welcome at any time.

If you would like to sign up as a "Friend", please click here to download a donation form.

Our aims:

  • Support and encourage musical activities at Croydon Minster
  • Encourage high standards in choral and organ music
  • Extend musical outreach by promoting concerts, recitals and special services
  • Raise money to extend and enhance the musical tradition at Croydon Minster


  • Vocal training of choristers
  • Bursaries for choral and organ scholars
  • Promotion of choir tours - home and abroad
  • Arranging recordings of the choirs and organ

Benefits to becoming a 'Friend':

  • Prior notification of all Minster concerts
  • Priority seating at Minster concerts
  • Discounted concert tickets
  • Regular newletters
  • Name in concert programmes (optional)
  • Invications to social events and rehearsals
  • Opportunity to support the music education of dozens of young people in the middle of Croydon!
Bring a picnic, enjoy the most fantastic music and be amazed by the beauty of the Gardens of Whitgift School!
Tickets £20 (Concessions £10) - all proceeds in aid of the Friends of Music at Croydon Minster.
Our annual concert for the 'Friends' took place on Sunday 13th July 2014 at 6.30pm. The full choral foundation was gathered to present a programme of select choral items to a surprisingly large audience. Our special guest, Professor Franz Josef Stoiber (organist of Regensburg Cathedral, Germany) provided organ improvisations based on the choral pieces the choir had sung. A truly magnificent concert! 

Many thanks to everyone for their kind donations - we managed to raise more than £300.00 for the Friends!