St George's Cathedral, Southwark
name = St. George's Cathedral, Southwark
caption = Main entrance of St. George's Cathedral
Archdiocese of Southwark
dedicated_date = 1848
Lambeth Road, Southwark, London
St George's Cathedral, Southwark, is a
Roman Catholiccathedral in the Archdiocese of Southwark, south London.
The cathedral is the Mother Church of the Roman Catholic Province of Southwark which covers the Archdiocese of Southwark (all of London south of the
River Thamesincluding Kentand north Surrey) and the Dioceses of Arundel and Brighton, Portsmouth, and Plymouth.
The original cathedral was opened in
1848. It was designed by Augustus Pugin, famous for his work with Charles Barryon the design of the rebuilt Houses of Parliament. Pugin was the first person to be married in the cathedral on 10 August 1848 to his third wife Jane. The cathedral was badly bombed during World War IIand the rebuilt cathedral was opened in 1958.
The cathedral has a fine established choral tradition, with a Cathedral Choir of boys and men which sings at the 11.30am Solemn Mass every Sunday and on major Feast Days, with a repertoire that encompasses Tudor Polyphony, Gregorian Chant, Baroque, and contemporary composers such as
Arvo Part, John Tavener, William Mathias, and James MacMillan. The choir has also broadcast on Radio 4 and BBC1 television in the UK and on BBC Primearound the world. The Girls' Choir sings at the 10am Mass on Sundays.
The cathedral is situated opposite the
Imperial War Museumon Lambeth Roadin London SE1(on the corner with St George's Road). In Westminster Bridge Road, close by to the north, is St George's Cathedral Roman Catholic Primary School.
Each summer, the cathedral is used by
London South Bank Universityfor its graduationceremonies.
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