Week of Prayer for Church Unity:
Annual Ecumenical Walk

Saturday 24 January, starts from St George the Martyr Church at 9.15am.

A walk has been organised for a number of years to allow local Christians to talk together and experience the wide variety of mission, hospitality and fellowship available in North Southwark.


We believe there has been a church on this site since AD 606. There may well have been a church here even earlier. Southwark Cathedral is the oldest cathedral church building in London, and archaeological evidence shows there was Roman pagan worship here well before that.

Significantly, Southwark stands at the oldest crossing point of the tidal Thames at what was the only entrance to the City of London across the river for many centuries. It is not only a place of worship but also of hospitality to every kind of person: princes and paupers, prelates and prostitutes, poets, playwrights, prisoners and patients have all found refuge here.


Living GodThe Cathedral community is
embarking on a programme which will bring together our worship, our prayer, our study, our action, indeed every part of our life, in what we are calling, LIVING GOD. In the autumn, spring and summer terms in the year ahead we will be looking at the ways in which our relationship with the Living God affects everything that we do, the decisions we make, the way we live as well as what we do within the Cathedral and beyond it. Click here for more information.

Mission Statement Southwark Cathedral stands to the glory of God

We are committed to:

WORSHIP in this holy place

GOSPEL values in all we do

WELCOME and respect all people, serving them in the name of Jesus Christ.

Southwark Cathedral is a member of The Association of English Cathedrals