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Southwark Cathedral
Southwark Cathedral

Southwark Cathedral or The Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St Saviour and St Mary Overie, Southwark, London, lies on the south bank of the River Thames close to London Bridge. Image File history File linksMetadata Southwark_Cathedral,_24th_floor. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Southwark_Cathedral,_24th_floor. ... The Borough or Southwark is an area of the London Borough of Southwark situated 1. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Thames (pronounced //) is a river flowing through southern England, and one of the major waterways in England. ... For other uses, see London Bridge (disambiguation). ...


It is the mother church of the Anglican Diocese of Southwark. It has been the place of Christian worship for over 1,400 years. The term Anglican describes those people and churches following the religious traditions of the Church of England, especially following the Reformation. ... The Diocese of Southwark forms part of the Province of Canterbury in England. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


The main railway line from London Bridge station to Cannon Street station passes close to the cathedral, blocking the view from the south side. Borough Market and the Hall of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass by the river are in the immediate vicinity. Outside view Platform London Bridge station is a railway station in central London (in the London Borough of Southwark), occupying a large area on two levels, immediately south-east of London Bridge. ... Cannon Street is a National Rail and London Underground station complex in the City of London, the financial district of London in England. ... Borough Market circa 1860 People at Borough Market in 2004 Olives at Borough Market Borough Market is a wholesale and retail food market in The Borough in Southwark, South London. ... The Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London. ...

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History

Saxon and mediæval

The nave of Southwark Cathedral

The earliest reference to the site was in the Domesday Book survey of 1086, wherein the "minster" of Southwark seems to be under the control of Bishop Odon of Conteville, William the Conqueror's half-brother. It is unlikely that this minster pre-dates the conversion of Wessex or the foundation of the "burh" before AD 886. There is no proof of Stow's claim that a convent was founded on the site in 606 nor of his claim that a monastery was founded by St Swithun in the ninth century. The Saxon minster was a collegiate church servicing a south Thames area. In 1106, Henry I's reign, the latter became an Augustinian Priory: Norman stonework can still be seen, and Thomas Becket preached here before departing to Canterbury, days before his murder in 1170. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1800x1293, 692 KB) The nave of Southwark Cathedral, Southwark, London, England. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1800x1293, 692 KB) The nave of Southwark Cathedral, Southwark, London, England. ... A line drawing entitled Domesday Book from Andrew Williamss Historic Byways and Highways of Old England. ... Events Domesday Book is completed in England Emperor Shirakawa of Japan starts his cloistered rule Imam Ali Mosque is rebuilt by the Seljuk Malik Shah I after being destroyed by fire. ... Minster can refer to Minster (cathedral) Place names: Canada Lloydminster, Alberta / Saskatchewan United Kingdom Minster-in-Thanet, Kent Minster-in-Sheppey, Isle of Sheppey, Kent, England Minster Lovell, Oxfordshire, England. ... Odo cheers up the troops of William during the battle of Hastings as shown on the Bayeux Tapestry Odo of Bayeux (c. ... William I ( 1027 – September 9, 1087), was King of England from 1066 to 1087. ... Map of the British Isles circa 802 Wessex was one of the seven major Anglo-Saxon kingdoms (the Heptarchy) that preceded the Kingdom of England. ... Events The Glagolitic alphabet, devised by Cyril and Methodius, missionairies from Constantinople, is adopted in the Bulgarian Empire. ... This article is about an abbey as a religious building. ... Events Shashanka is the first recorded independent king of Bengal (approximate date). ... Monastery of St. ... St. ... (8th century - 9th century - 10th century - other centuries) Events Beowulf might have been written down in this century, though it could also have been in the 8th century Viking attacks on Europe begin Oseberg ship burial The Magyars arrive in what is now Hungary, forcing the Serbs and Bulgars south... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... A collegiate church was a church served and administered by a body of canons or prebendaries, similar to a cathedral, although they were not the seat of a bishop. ... Several places exist with the name Thames, and the word is also used as part of several brand and company names Most famous is the River Thames in England, on which the city of London stands Other Thames Rivers There is a Thames River in Canada There is a Thames... Events September 28 - Henry I of England defeats his older brother Robert Curthose, duke of Normandy, at the Battle of Tinchebrai, and imprisons him in Cardiff Castle; Edgar Atheling and William Clito are also taken prisoner. ... Henry I (circa 1068 – 1 December 1135) was the fourth son of William the Conqueror and the first born in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. ... The Augustinians, named after Saint Augustine of Hippo (died AD 430), are several Roman Catholic monastic orders and congregations of both men and women living according to a guide to religious life known as the Rule of Saint Augustine. ... A priory is an ecclesiastical circumscription run by a prior. ... The Anglo-Normans were the descendents of the Normans who ruled England following the conquest by William of Normandy in 1066. ... (St. ... Canterbury is a cathedral city in east Kent in South East England and is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Primate of All England, head of the Church of England and of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ... December 29: Assassination of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, in Canterbury cathedral City of Dublin captured by the Normans According to folklore, the Welsh prince Madoc sailed to North America and founded a colony. ...


Henry Cardinal Beaufort repaired the church after a 1212 fire. The main structure of the present church was built between 1220 and 1420, making it the first Gothic church in London. Henry Beaufort, the second son of John of Gaunt and his mistress Katherine Swynford, was born in Anjou (France) in about 1374 and educated for a career in the Church. ... Events The first Great Fire of London burns most of the city to the ground Battle of Navas de Tolosa Childrens crusade Crusaders push the Muslims out of northern Spain In Japan, Kamo no Chōmei writes the Hōjōki, one of the great works of classical Japanese... // The world in 1220 Middle Ages in Europe Fifth Crusade (1217-1221) Events Mongols first invade Abbasid caliphate - Bukhara and Samarkand taken End of the Kara-Khitan Khanate, destroyed by Genghis Khans Mongolian cavalry Dominican Order approved by Pope Honorius III Frederick II crowned Holy Roman Emperor by Pope... Events May 21 - Treaty of Troyes. ... Interior of Cologne Cathedral Gothic architecture is a style of architecture, particularly associated with cathedrals and other churches, which flourished in Europe during the high and late medieval period. ...


John Gower was buried there. John Gower shooting the world, a sphere of earth, air, and water (from an edition of his works c. ...


16th and 17th centuries

A drawing showing Old London Bridge with Southwark Cathedral in 1616, in the foreground
A drawing showing Old London Bridge with Southwark Cathedral in 1616, in the foreground

Heresy trials occurred in the Galilee chapel in 1555, under Mary I of England. Image File history File links London_Bridge_(1616)_by_Claes_Van_Visscher. ... Image File history File links London_Bridge_(1616)_by_Claes_Van_Visscher. ... For other uses, see London Bridge (disambiguation). ... Mary I (18 February 1516 – 17 November 1558), also known as Mary Tudor, was Queen of England and Queen of Ireland from 6 July 1553 (de facto) or 19 July 1553 (de jure) until her death. ...


Shakespeare buried his brother, Edmund, here in 1607. (The Cathedral contains a 19th century large stained glass window dedicated to William, depicting scenes from all of the plays he wrote, at the base of the which is a statue of a reclining William Shakespeare holding a quill.) It was a popular resting place for dramatists - John Fletcher and Philip Massinger are also buried here. Lancelot Andrewes, part-author of the Authorised Version, is buried by the high altar and John Harvard was baptised here. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... John Fletcher (1579-1625) was a Jacobean playwright. ... Philip Massinger (1583 - 1640) was an English dramatist. ... Lancelot Andrewes (1555 - September 25, 1626) was an English clergyman and scholar. ... This page is about the version of the Bible; for the Harvey Danger album, see King James Version (album). ... John Harvard Statue in the Harvard University Yard. ...


It was from Southwark Minster that Czech Wenceslas Hollar drew the "Long View of London" in 1638, a panorama which has become a definitive impression of 17th century London. Wenzel (or Wenceslaus) Hollar (Vaclav Holar) (July 13, 1607 - March 28, 1677), Bohemian etcher, was born at Prague, and died in London, being buried at St Margarets church, Westminster. ... Events March 29 - Swedish colonists establish first settlement in Delaware, called New Sweden. ...


19th c to present

It was designated as a cathedral in 1905 when the Church of England Diocese of Southwark was created. Its first and longest serving organist was Dr E. T. Cook who would broadcast daily on BBC radio during the 1920s and 1930s. The Church of England is the officially established Christian church[1] in England, and acts as the mother and senior branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion, as well as a founding member of the Porvoo Communion. ... The Diocese of Southwark forms part of the Province of Canterbury in England. ... Edgar Thomas Cook CBE DMus(Cantuar) FRCO FRCM was an English organist and composer (18 March 1880 — 5 March 1953). ... BBC Radio is a service of the British Broadcasting Corporation which has operated in the United Kingdom under the terms of a Royal Charter since 1927. ...


There is a memorial to the victims of the Marchioness disaster and monuments to Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. On 16 November 1996 the cathedral became a focus of controversy by hosting a twentieth-anniversary service for the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement. Jeffrey John, the Dean of St Albans and former bishop-elect of Reading, was Canon Theologian of Southwark. In 2001, Mandela opened a new northern 'cloister' on the site of the old monastic one, with a refectory, shop, conference centre, education centre and museum. In 2002, these Millennium buildings received an award for being one of the best new buildings of the year. The Marchioness disaster occurred on the River Thames on August 20, 1989, when the pleasure boat Marchioness sank after being run down by the dredger Bowbelle. ... Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (IPA pronunciation: //) (born July 18, 1918) was the first President of South Africa to be elected in fully-representative democratic elections. ... Desmond Mpilo Tutu (born 7 October 1931) is a South African cleric and activist who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid. ... November 16 is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 45 days remaining. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement (LGCM) describes itself as a UK-based international Charity who are praying for an inclusive church. The Gay Christian Movement was founded in 1976 with the Reverend Richard Kirker as its first General Secretary. ... The Reverend Dr Jeffrey Philip Hywel John, MA DPhil (born 1953) is a Church of England cleric, and the current Dean of St Albans. ...


Other information

The cathedral is used by London South Bank University for its annual honorary degree ceremony and by King's College London for its medical and dental degree ceremonies. The cathedral is also used to host The London Nautical School's annual Christmas Carol Service. London South Bank University is a central London university with around 20,000 students and 1,700 staff in the London Borough of Southwark. ... An honorary degree (Latin: honoris causa ad gradum, not to be confused with an honors degree) is an academic degree awarded to an individual as a decoration, rather than as the result of matriculating and studying for several years. ... Kings College London is the largest college of the University of London and one of a number of university institutions founded in England in the early 19th century: only the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge have royal charters predating that of Kings. ... // The London Nautical School was founded in 1915, as a consequence of the official report into the loss of the Titanic. ...


There is another cathedral in Southwark — the Roman Catholic St George's Cathedral Southwark. The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... St Georges Cathedral St Georges Cathedral Southwark is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Southwark, South London. ...


The Southwark Choir performed the Mr. Bean theme song. Mr. ...


Parts of the Doctor Who episode The Lazarus Experiment take place at Southwark Cathedral but, although the exterior appears, the interior shots were actually filmed at Wells Cathedral. Doctor Who is a long-running British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC, (and a 1996 television movie). ... The Lazarus Experiment is an episode of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. ... The west front, completed c. ...


See also

This article is about the cathedral church of the diocese of London. ... St. ...

External links

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Southwark Cathedral - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (674 words)
It is the mother church of the Anglican Diocese of Southwark.
It was from Southwark Cathedral that Czech Wenceslas Hollar drew the "Long View of London" in 1638, a panorama which has become a definitive impression of 17th century London.
The cathedral is used by London South Bank University for its annual honorary degree ceremony and by King's College London for its medical and dental degree ceremonies.
Southwark Cathedral, Southwark, London SE1 : tourist information from TourUK (680 words)
Southwark was elevated to the status of cathedral in 1905 but, as it still serves as a parish church, the head of its Chapter is a provost and not a dean.
Southwark Cathedral's great glory is its Early English choir, with five bays and a triple arcaded clerestory complemented by the splendid retrochoir which dates from a similar period.
Southwark's treasures include a Jacobean communion table and one of the earliest wooden effigies in England, a figure of a knight dating from the last quarter of the 13th century.
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