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Southwark Cathedral, London

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Southwark Cathedral () or The Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St Saviour and St Mary Overie, Southwark, London, lies on the south bank of the River Thames close to London Bridge. It is the mother church of the Anglican Diocese of Southwark. It has been a place of Christian worship for more than 1,000 years, but a cathedral only since the creation of the diocese of Southwark in 1905.


Between 1106 and 1538 it was the church of an Augustinian priory, Southwark Priory, dedicated to the Virgin Mary (St. Mary's (over-the river)). Following the dissolution of the monasteries, it became a parish church, with the new dedication of St Saviour's. The church was in the diocese of Winchester until 1877, when the parish of St Saviour's, along with other South London parishes, was transferred to the diocese of Rochester. The present building retains the basic form of the Gothic structure built between 1220 and 1420, although the nave is a late 19th-century reconstruction.
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  • Southwark is right along the Thames river near the London Bridge Tube station. The Cathedral is worth a visit and be sure to approach any of the staff who have many stories about the church that you....  more »
  • This is a medieval cathedral now surrounded by a bustling modern neighborhood. While the interior isn’t especially large, it’s very nice and peaceful inside. There are numerous tombs and memorials.....  more »
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  • Great talk by Nadia Bolz-Weber. The staff and clergy were really lovely and it was a great evening. I'd recommend going to events there and it's a really interesting building just to walk around. The Cathedral cat also made an appearance centre stage.
  • incredible. must see. wonderful architecture and history. My daughter loved Doorkins the cat. See gift shop! thank you for the invite to view your lovely church.

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