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Southwark Cathedral

Southwark Cathedral or St Mary Overie, Southwark, London, lies on the south bank of the River Thames close to London Bridge.

Southwark Cathedral

It is the mother church of the Anglican Diocese of Southwark.

The main railway line from London Bridge station to Cannon Street station passes uncomfortably close to the cathedral, blocking the view from the south side.


The main structure of the church was built between 1220 and 1420. It was a parish church which only became a cathedral early in the 20th century. In 2002, Southwark Cathedral's Millennium buildings received an award for being one of the best new buildings of the year.

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