[ Dec.2013 ] We dropped in #Southwark #Cathedral on the day we had a walk around London Bridge area.
I did not know there was a cathedral here.
Apparently there has been some religious establishment here since 606 AD, but it became ‘cathedral’ only in 1905.
Cathedral means that it is a church where the bishop of the diocese is and does not mean a big gorgeous church.
The new diocese was created in 1905 and this church became the centre of it.
The current building itself is from 13 – 15 centuries.
When we entered there, a choir was practicing.
I do not know they belong to the cathedral or a choir from outside for a concert, but it was wonderful.
Especially when they sang my favourite piece of John Tavener, I got moved from the bottom of my tummy.
This cathedral is used for concerts as well as they rent the space for meetings, graduation ceremonies and so on.
They charge ￡2 for taking photos.
They seem to have a very good business sense.