Southwark Cathedral

Southwark Cathedral has been a place of worship for over 1000 years. Established as a small convent, it grew over the centuries into a priory, which became a parish church and then, in 1905, the Cathedral for the newly created Diocese of Southwark which serves the whole of London south of the river. The Cathedral’s patchwork architecture bears testament to its past as do the many monuments and memorials inside and outside the church. These are reminders of the rich history in Bankside and its association with major literary figures including Chaucer, Shakespeare and Dickens.

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