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).

Blackfen – Our Lady of the Rosary

A plain tall church of 1936-7, extended in the 1960s. The Lady altar consists of salvaged marble parts from the former... Read More

Blackheath – Our Lady Help of Christians

A late Gothic Revival church, of 1890-1891 by A. E. Purdie. It replaced an orphanage chapel which had moved to the site... Read More

Borough – Precious Blood

A handsome essay in neo-Romanesque by F.A. Walters, achieving grandeur in the face of economy. The church has some... Read More

Borough Green – St Joseph (chapel-of-ease)

Built as a village hall, the building has little architectural or townscape significance.Borough Green is a product... Read More

Bostall Park – St Thomas More

A plain portal-framed structure of the 1950s, with later additions. In 1936 Fr James Malone of Crayford built a... Read More

Brixton – Our Lady of the Rosary

A large red brick church in Early English Gothic style, originally built as an Independent chapel and acquired and... Read More

Brixton Hill – Corpus Christi

Even in its incomplete state, this major town church by J. F. Bentley is an impressive structure. The church takes full... Read More

Broadstairs – Our Lady Star of the Sea

A remarkable church by Giles Gilbert Scott, designed in 1929 but not completed until 1963. The architectural forms and... Read More

Brockley – St Mary Magdalen

A much-altered Italianate church of 1898-9 by the little-known architect Young Bolton. The richly decorative high altar... Read More

Bromley – St Joseph

A neo-Romanesque brick church of 1912 by Edward Goldie. The church is locally listed and its high nave and west front... Read More

Bromley Common – St Swithin

A small neo-Romanesque church of 1910, one of several nearly identical churches by Rev. Benedict Williamson, built with... Read More

Buckland – Our Lady of Dover

A modern brick church of the 1960s by F. G. Broadbent, built to serve the post-war Ayliffe housing estate on the edge... Read More

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