Media coverage on the Cathedral's Lent Art Installations
3rd Dimension, the Public Monuments and Sculpture Associations’s online magazine is featuring the Lent Art installation programme at the Cathedral as the lead story in its latest edition. It is a very well-written piece which covers the entirety of the programme, year on year and also quotes the Dean on the ethos.
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.