Southwark Cathedral near London Bridge is also known as Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St Saviour and St Mary Overieis. It is a place of worship prayer and an excellent centre of learning
Southwark Cathedral is a site of immense historical and architectural heritage. It is otherwise known as Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St Saviour and St Mary Overieis.
Background history: Southwark Cathedral
It is believed to have been home to a church since AD 606. In 1106 the church was ‘re-founded’ by two Norman knights as a priory according to the rule of St Augustine of Hippo, dedicated to St Mary and later known as St Mary Overy (‘over the river’).
The Augustinians created a hospital alongside the church, the direct predecessor of today’s St Thomas’s Hospital opposite the Houses of Parliament and originally named in honour of St Thomas a Becket.
Southwark Cathedral Services:
The Education Centre of this Cathedral provides a wide series of National Curriculum-related programmes for both primary and secondary school children. Adult education is catered for by successful training schemes, including the South East Institute of Theological Education and Diocesan Readers’ Course, and the Cathedral’s own “Pilgrim Peoples” project.
Today, Southwark Cathedral continues to serve the people of its parish and the diocese, to be a centre of teaching, of worship, prayer and pilgrimage and a place of welcome for all.
Opening hours and admission tickets: Southwark Cathedral
Southwark Cathedral offers an open and inclusive welcome to all who come here
Sunday: 12.30pm–3pm and 4pm–6pm, Monday–Friday: 9am–5pm, Saturday: 9.30am-3.45pm and 5pm-6pm
Hourly Prayers: Throughout the day from 10.30am to 4.30pm. It lasts for approximately two minutes.
Admission to Southwark Cathedral is free of charge.
Guide tour available on Wednesday at 2 pm, Friday at 11 am Sunday at 1 pm. These tours last around 45 minutes. Price: Adults £4.50. Children under 16 Free.
Southwark Cathedral also arranges Group Visits. All groups of 10 or more people must pre-book their visit. Price Per Person £7.00 (Cathedral own Guide), £5.50 (External Guide by group)
Visitors can pick up free information leaflets with a basic map of the building. These leaflets are available in a number of different languages.
Address and Nearest Tube to Southwark Cathedral
Address: London Bridge, London SE1 9DA. It is situated less than five minutes walking distance from London Bridge station. See the location in Google Map
Telephone and Email: 020 7367 6700 Email. [email protected]
Nearest Tube Train and Bus: London Bridge (Jubilee and Northern Lines), Monument (Circle & District Lines), Cannon Street (Circle & District Lines), Bank (Northern & Central Lines) DLR: Bank (Northern & Central Lines). Train: London Bridge, Cannon Street, Blackfriars. Bus-Bus numbers 17, 21 ,35,40, 43,47,48, 133 ,141, 149, 344, RV1 (at London Bridge, Borough High Street). Visit the Journey Planner of Transport for London to see how to get here.
Car Parking: There is no car parking on site. The nearest car park is in Great Suffolk Street and is run by Union Car Parks