Today's services Wed, 29 Jun

08.00 1

Morning Prayer

08.15 1


12.30 1

Midday Prayer

12.45 1


17.30 1


Saturday 25 June

The Cathedral will be closed to visitors on Saturday morning for an Ordination Service. The Cathedral will re-open to the public at approximately 1.00pm.

Morning Prayer, 9.00am and the Eucharist, 9.15am will still be taking place, and worshippers will be able to attend these services.

Ordination Service – Doors will open at 9.45am for ticket-holders. We cannot guarantee any space for those without tickets, but if there is any then these people will be admitted after 10.30am.

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;
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.

Southwark Cathedral is a member of The Association of English Cathedrals