Annual service to recognise Thomas Cure’s charitable gifts to Southwark in 1588.
Thomas Cure (d. 1588) is the most well-known benefactor of United St Saviour’s Charity (est. 1541). He was Church Warden, MP for Southwark and East Grinstead, and Master Saddler to Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I. He is buried in Southwark Cathedral’s north aisle, and this 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 in almshouses, and enables the Charity to make exciting and impactful investments in Southwark’s community organisations totalling £1M.