Southwark Cathedral Education Centre

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The Cathedral lies on the South Bank of the River Thames close to London Bridge on a site occupied by a Church for over one thousand years. The main structure of today's church was built between 1220 and 1420. The Cathedral is the mother church of the Anglican Diocese of Southwark.

Southwark Cathedral is situated on the south bank of the River Thames close to London Bridge. It is surrounded by railway lines and buildings, including the historic Borough Market. The small churchyard on the south side of the Cathedral is a small oasis of calm and is a favourite lunch-time resting place for local office workers.

The Cathedral's Education Centre exists to help teachers cover the curriculum for Primary and Secondary education in imaginative ways, while playing its part in the Cathedral's outreach and mission and presenting the Cathedral as a place of worship.

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Sacred space

The Cathedral does not have either an archivist or an archive department although our Visitors' Officer is willing to receive any enquiries of a more general nature relating to the Cathedral and its history to assist you in your researches.

We would be delighted to receive copies of old guidebooks, articles, photographs and prints relating to the Cathedral although please write giving details of items held before despatching them to us.

If you are interested in searching our parish records please note that they are held at London Metropolitan Archives:

Collection details

Architecture, Film and Media, Literature, Maritime, Religion, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Marchioness Memorial
  • Roof bosses
  • Norman door
  • Tomb of John Gower, poet
  • Tomb of Wenceslas Hollar, engraver
  • Shakespeare Memorial
  • Sam Wanamaker Memorial

Southwark Cathedral Education Centre
Southwark Cathedral
London Bridge
Greater London




020 7367 6715


020 7367 6725

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