The annual celebration of the life of Thomas Cure (d.1588) one of the founding beneficiaries of what is now United St Saviour's Charity led by the Dean of Southwark, The Very Revd Andrew Nunn, includes a presentation on the work of the charity past and present and music by the choir of Southwark Cathedral
United St Saviour’s Charity is an historic charity serving the communities of Southwark by investing in our communities through our £1m annual charitable grants programme across north Southwark and providing 75 almshouses for older people. United St Saviour's Charity has a vision to build and maintain the close-knit communities that make Southwark wonderfully distinctive, by bringing people from all backgrounds together to support those in greatest need, and to help everyone gain from each other.
The charity was founded in 1541 and we are an amalgamation of numerous charities and bequests left centuries ago by generous benefactors to benefit in perpetuity the poor of the parish.
Their most well-known benefactor was Thomas Cure who died on 24 May in 1588. He was an important person locally, the Member of Parliament for Southwark, as well as East Grinstead and Master Saddler to Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I. He is buried in the Cathedral, and each year, this special commemoration service recognises his legacy of the almshouses.