The Archdiocese of Southwark covers the London boroughs south of the Thames, the County of Kent and the Medway Unitary Authority. The Archbishop is the Most Reverend Peter Smith. He is assisted by three auxiliary bishops, the Right Reverend Paul Hendricks, the Right Reverend Pat Lynch SS CC and the Right Reverend Paul Mason.
Here you can read short biographies of the Bishops and find out more about St George’s Cathedral. The original building, opened in 1848, was the first Catholic Cathedral in the UK since the Reformation.
The Most Reverend Peter Smith is the Archbishop of Southwark. Born in Battersea in October 1943, Archbishop Smith was ordained to the priesthood in July 1972.
The Right Reverend Patrick Lynch is an Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Southwark. Born in Cork City, Ireland in April 1947, Bishop Lynch was ordained...Read more
The Right Reverend Paul Hendricks is an Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Southwark. Born in Beckenham, Kent in March 1956, Bishop Hendricks was ordain...Read more
The original building, opened in 1848, and the first Catholic Cathedral in the UK since the Reformation, was the work of the great Victorian Architect, Pugin. Although much of the Cathedral was badly bombed in 1941 during the Second World War, a great deal of his design remains, and is incorporated into the rebuilt Cathedral, which was re-opened in 1958.
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