From the Archives












The on-going care and maintenance of this ancient building, to enable its service of God and man, has always been a central concern. These photographs show a brochure from the 1930s, to raise £25,000 for fabric repairs.

The then Archbishop of Canterbury, Cosmo Lang, wrote:

“I hope the Fund for repairing Southwark Cathedral will quickly be raised. Southwark Cathedral site has been devoted to the service of God and man since Saxon days, and around and within the cathedral wall have been written some of the most famous pages of history and literature. Today it is the Mother Church of a great part of London, striving, in spite of many difficulties, to uphold a great tradition.”