1. To hear us sing! Thames Philharmonic Choir members are singing at 11am Eucharist and 3pm Evensong while the resident choir has a break. Music includes: Stanford Justorum Animae; Goss, O Taste & See; Wood, Mass in F; Sumsion Magnificat 2. Stirring sermon in a sacred place where people have worshipped since the 7th C
3. Shakespeare memorial – a 1912 alabaster statue of the reclining Bard clutching a sprig of rosemary (he used to hold a quill, but this was repeatedly stolen). Above is a stained glass window depicting characters from his plays. Southwark was Shakespeare's stamping ground, and his plays were performed at the nearby Globe Theatre 4. Explore an area soaked in history. The Cathedral is in the shadow of London Bridge, squeezed between the River Thames and Borough Market on the site it’s occupied since the 11thC 5. Hear the bells summon you to the services: two were recently re-cast and the others re-dedicated. At Evensong on January 9th this year, the bells, resting on sheepskin mats along the nave, were baptised, named and anointed before being raised into the bell tower.
6. Discover what Southwark choral singing and Broadway musicals have in common ( *SEE THE NEXT POST!)
L The tower of Southwark Cathedral arises above Borough Market
R William Shakespeare memorial