The south bank of our capital has always had an edginess to it none more so than in the early 19th C when it became a source of desolation to feed the stories of Charles Dickens. And it was during this time that St. Saviour’s, as the cathedral was then known, was threatened with demolition. It just managed to survive and was given a new nave in the hope it would inspire the local community to a more positive life. In 1905 it became SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL and today in spite of skyscrapers encroaching on its outline, this vibrant building plays an integral part in the life of London being at the hub of the capital’s cultural south bank, and The Globe Theatre. This year it is Will Shakespeare’s 400 anniversary so its 12 bells will be rung loudly and famously not only for our Patron Saint St. George but to celebrate a great Englishman on April 23rd.