The Diocese of Southwark was 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.The cathedral is in Southwark, London, and is dedicated to St George. 207 churches were visited for Taking Stock (2009).

+Southwark – Metropolitan Cathedral Church of St George

The cathedral church of the Archdiocese of Southwark. As originally built by A.W.N. Pugin in 1841-48 this was the... Read More

Abbey Wood – St Benet

A small and plain neo-Romanesque church of the early twentieth century, one of many built in the diocese under the... Read More

Abbey Wood – St David

A functional modern church of 1964, built to serve the Abbey Wood Estate. The exterior is plain, while the interior is... Read More

Addiscombe – Our Lady of the Annunciation

A large suburban church of the early 1960s, built for an expanding congregation and anticipating the liturgical reforms... Read More

Anerley – St Anthony of Padua

A late Gothic Revival church of 1925-27 by F. A. Walters, whose son was the parish priest at the time. It retains... Read More

Ashford – St Teresa

A large modern church of distinct form, fit for purpose and with an impressive internal volume. It replaced a church of... Read More

Ashford (South) – St Simon Stock

A recently-built church, not of special architectural or historic interest. The marble reredos (reused from elsewhere)... Read More

Ashford (Wye) – St Ambrose (chapel-of-ease)

A modest 1950s building of utilitarian character and of no special architectural or historic note. Fittings include the... Read More

Aylesham – St Finbarr

A pre-fabricated building, bought off-the-peg in 1957 to replace a smaller earlier church in this 1920s mining... Read More

Balham – Holy Ghost

A late nineteenth century church by the noted Catholic architect Leonard Stokes, who infused Gothic with an Arts and... Read More

Barnes – St Osmund

A small church built in 1954-5 to a design of 1939 by Archard & Hardy. The interior has striking parabolic arches,... Read More

Battersea – The Sacred Heart

Built in 1892 by F. A. Walters for the Salesians, in an (untypical for Walters) Italian Romanesque style, the design... Read More

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