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A special annual commemoration service to recognise Thomas Cure’s legacy to Southwark
Thomas Cure (d. 1588) is the most well-known benefactor of the United St Saviour’s Charity (est. 1541). He was the Member of Parliament for Southwark as well as East Grinstead, and the Master Saddler to Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I. He is buried in Southwark Cathedral, and a special annual service of commemoration recognises his legacy to Southwark.
The land and properties that he bequeathed in nearby Park Street continues to benefit over 70 former residents of Southwark, through twice relocated and rebuilt almshouses, and enables the Charity to make exciting, impactful investments in Southwark’s community, totalling £1M.