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).

Welling – St Stephen

A  small steel-framed Gothic church of 1935, by E. J. Walters.  Following discussions between Fr Daniel McCarthy of... Read More

West Kingsdown – St Bernadette (chapel-of-ease)

A late 1980s church of distinctive architectural design, by a noted local architect. From 1947 Mass was celebrated in... Read More

West Malling – St Thomas More

A characteristic but architecturally unexceptional 1970s church, set within the former grounds of a listed... Read More

West Wickham – St Mark

A church of polygonal plan, dating from the time of the convening of the Second Vatican Council, and reflecting the... Read More

Westerham – St John the Baptist

A plain and architecturally modest 1950s red brick church in round-arched style, which nevertheless makes some... Read More

Westgate-on-Sea – St Peter

A 1960s portal framed church by John Clague; its dignified and well-lit interior shows a thoughtful and economical use... Read More

Whitstable – Our Lady Immaculate

A red brick Edwardian church of modest architectural interest, but some historical interest in that it was built to... Read More

Whitstable – St Joseph (chapel-of-ease)

A  modest  and  functional  church  of  1964,  built  to  serve  a  developing suburb. The chapel was built... Read More

Wimbledon – The Sacred Heart

An exceptionally large and handsome Jesuit church in the Gothic style, standing on a conspicuous site in a conservation... Read More

Wimbledon (south) – St Winefride

An interesting design of 1905 by the well-known Catholic architect F. A. Walters. Like Walters’ church of the Sacred... Read More

Wimbledon Common – Our Lady and St Peter

A large post-Vatican II church of hexagonal plan, with glass by Whitefriars.  In 1962 a large interwar house at 11... Read More

Wimbledon Park – Christ the King

A thoughtful interwar church designed by a member of the Scott dynasty of architects, with an unassuming exterior but a... Read More

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