Today's services Wed, 26 Jul

08.00 1

Morning Prayer

08.15 1

Eucharist

12.30 1

Midday Prayers

12.45 1

Eucharist

17.30 1

Evening Prayer

Friday 11th August
Preparation day for the BBC Prom
Access to the Cathedral will be restricted.  Please make yourself known to a Welcomer or Day Chaplain if you would like to attend any of the daily Services.  It will be possible to access the Harvard Chapel for the Services and at all times during the day for solitude and prayer.

Saturday 12th August
Day of the BBC Prom
Access to the Cathedral will be severely restricted up to 4.00 pm.  If you would like access to the morning Services in the Harvard Chapel and access to the Chapel for solitude and prayer please make yourself known to a Welcomer.  The Cathedral doors will be closed to the public from 1.00 pm onwards from which time The Queen Elizabeth Room (on the river side of the Cathedral) will be set aside for prayer.  Cathedral doors will open for Evening Prayer at 4.00 pm in the Harvard Chapel.

Southwark Cathedral

an inclusive Christian community
growing in orthodox faith and radical love

The marks of our community are:

  • confidence in God and the Gospel
  • passion for those on the edge of society
  • engagement in vibrant theology and teaching
  • prayerful service of our Bishop and Diocese
  • love for London and the world

Our rule of life is centred on a commitment to:

  • worship
  • study
  • service

and above all

  • to the Living God we know in Jesus Christ

Please pray with us and for us:
God of our life,
may we grow in faith and love
with confidence in you;
vibrant,
prayerful,
passionate,
alive in Jesus Christ.
Amen.

Welcome

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.

Southwark Cathedral is a member of The Association of English Cathedrals