BBC's 'Songs of Praise will be featuring the story of the restoration of the Cathedral's bells in the next episode. It will be broadcast on Sunday 26 February at 4pm.
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:
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;
alive in Jesus Christ.
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.