Southwark Cathedral to fully reopen from Monday

Southwark Cathedral will be fully re-opened on Monday, after the successful re-opening of the nave for worship and private prayer.

The visitor route around the cathedral will include the churchyard and the retro choir and transepts, as well as the nave.

A newly commissioned statue of Shakespeare sitting musing on a bench is a new feature in the churchyard.

The Sub Dean of Southwark, The Revd Canon Michael Rawson, said: “We are so pleased to be able to welcome visitors to the cathedral once again and have taken all possible precautions to ensure that the cathedral is a safe and tranquil environment for our visitors.”

The café will re-open five-days-a-week from Friday.

Pictured top: Southwark Cathedral

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