Southwark Cathedral to open doors for first time in 103 days this Saturday

Southwark Cathedral will re-open its doors for individual private prayer from this Saturday, and for limited public worship from Monday.

By that time, the cathedral will have been closed to the public for 103 days – which is thought to be the longest that it has ever closed its doors for in its
1,400-year history.

Its clerics have introduced online worship during lockdown, with daily services streamed on its Facebook page.

These services have allowed a new group of people to join regular members of the congregation and feel the cathedral’s warm virtual welcome.

The Bishop of Southwark, the Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, said: “I am delighted that Southwark Cathedral, the mother church of our diocese, is now able to re-open its doors to the public.

“It is right that people can now come to offer their personal prayers and once again be able to join together in public worship in this sacred space.”

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