Homily

A Brief Introduction to the Archdiocese of Southwark

The Archdiocese of Southwark has 181 churches (as of 2009). The cathedral is in Southwark, London, and is dedicated to St George.The Diocese of Southwarkwas founded in 1850, being elevated to become an archdiocese in 1965. It encompasses the areas of the London Boroughs south of the River Thames, the whole county of Kent and the Medway unitary authority. It is the Metropolitan diocese in Province of Southwark.

The cathedral was designed by AWN Pugin, who lived in the diocese (in Ramsgate) where he built the church of St Augustine, one of the most important Gothic Revival buildings in England. The diocese also contains Canterbury, with its famous cathedral founded by St Augustine in 597 AD having been sent there by Pope Gregory the Great.

The diocesan website is here.

The Taking Stock review for Southwark was completed in 2009.