Southwark Cathedral near London Bridge also known as Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St Saviour and St Mary Overieis. It is a place of worship prayer and an excellent centre of learning
Southwark Cathedral is a site of immense historical and architectural heritage. It is believed to have been home to a church since AD 606. It is otherwise known as Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St Saviour and St Mary Overieis.
In 1106 the church was ‘re-founded’ by two Norman knights as a priory, living according to the rule of St Augustine of Hippo, dedicated to St Mary and later known as St Mary Overy (‘over the river’). The Augustinians created a hospital alongside the church, the direct predecessor of today’s St Thomas’s Hospital opposite the Houses of Parliament and originally named in honour of St Thomas a Becket.
The Education Centre of this Cathedral provides a wide series of National Curriculum-related programmes for both primary and secondary school children. Adult education is catered for by successful training schemes, including the South East Institute of Theological Education and Diocesan Readers’ Course, and the Cathedral’s own “Pilgrim Peoples” project.
Today, Southwark Cathedral continues to serve the people of its parish and the diocese, to be a centre of teaching, of worship, prayer and pilgrimage and a place of welcome for all.
Southwark Cathedral continues to play its part in offering an open and inclusive welcome to all who come here
Nearest Tube/Railway Station: London Bridge, Monument Station
Address: London Bridge, London SE1 9DA Tel. 020 7367 6700
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