Southwark Cathedral


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Choir on both sides

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Main Altar
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Side Altar

Southwark Cathedral

It is the oldest gothic building in London. A church has stood on the present site for over 1000 years.  Originally a convent, it is said to have been founded as a Monastery by St. Swithun in the 9th century.  It became an Augustinian Priory under the Normans.  By the end of the 19th century a new diocese was needed to cater for the growing population of South London and Surrey.  In 1905 the church became Southwark Cathedral, the mother church of the new diocese of Southwark.

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