Southwark Cathedral is to be a film location this week. Please note the following special arrangements.
Film set up and break down days on 25, 26 August and 28 August.
Access to the Cathedral will be through the glass-doors leading from Lancelot’s Link in to the West end. There will be no access to the Cathedral Churchyard on these days.
Opening hours from 7.30 am – 6.00 pm
There will be a votive candle stand at the Marchioness Memorial tablet at the west end.
All Cathedral services will be in the Harvard Chapel. Please wait at the double doors for a welcomer, steward or verger to take you down to the Chapel in good time for the start of the service.
During the period 25-28 August the Queen Elizabeth Room will be set apart for private prayer and quiet.
Filming will take place on Thursday 27 August
On the filming day there will be no access to the Cathedral by members of the public apart from those attending the usual services in the Harvard Chapel. There will be no access to the Cathedral Churchyard on this day.
Throughout the period the Cathedral Shop and Refectory will be open and trading as is usual.
We apologise for any inconvenience that these arrangements will cause you and look forward to welcoming you to the Cathedral soon.
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.