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).

Battersea Park – Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St Joseph

A modest Gothic Revival church, serving a poor district. The original small church by Buckler survives as the Lady... Read More

Bearstead – St Peter

A 1980s suburban church designed by a local firm of architects responsible for several churches in the area.... Read More

Beckenham – St Edmund of Canterbury

A large late Gothic Revival church of the 1930s by J. O’Hanlon Hughes, who  also designed the furnishings and... Read More

Beckenham Hill – The Annunciation and St Augustine

A centrally-planned circular building of the 1960s, displaying the influence of the competition-winning design by... Read More

Benenden – Catholic Chapel (chapel-of-ease)

A charmingly modest ‘colonial’ style chapel built in the 1930s by Messrs Colt, a local firm specialising in timber... Read More

Bermondsey – Our Lady of La Salette and St Joseph

A modest brick church built in the 1860s to serve a poor and mainly Irish congregation. With their polychromatic brick... Read More

Bermondsey (Dockhead) – The Most Holy Trinity

Bermondsey Dockhead has claims to be the oldest mission in the Archdiocese of Southwark, having been established in... Read More

Bermondsey South – St Gertrude

One of a large number of utilitarian church designs built in the early twentieth  century under the patronage of Miss... Read More

Bexley – St John Fisher

A modern church of 1974-5, on a central plan. It is located in the Old Bexley Conservation Area.In 1934 Fr James... Read More

Bexleyheath – St John Vianney

A flint-faced church of 1958-9 in a muted late Gothic Revival style, very conservative for its date. The church makes a... Read More

Biggin Hill – St Theresa of the Infant Jesus

A small church built in 1930, initially as a parish hall and later converted and extended. The church was initially... Read More

Birchington – Our Lady and St Benedict

A 1950s building in an Italian Romanesque style, mostly built by voluntary labour. The original roof concealed behind... Read More

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