A range of groups, many led by lay members of the congregation, offer a variety of ways for you to participate in the work and ministry of the Cathedral

The Friends of Southwark Cathedral

The Friends of Southwark Cathedral is a wide network of people who have the welfare of the Cathedral at heart

Some live or work nearby and worship regularly at the Cathedral.  Some now live far away but still feel part of Southwark traditions. All play a vital part in contributing to the future of the Cathedral and its mission.

For further imformation about The Friends of Southwark Cathedral please click here

Connected Group

The Connected group has been running for many years now and provides an opportunity for anyone in Southwark Cathedral’s congregation in their 20s or 30s to get together socially and to discuss topics of mutual interest. 

It is particularly appreciated as a place to develop friendships with others who may live across London and who wish to belong to an inclusive group that identifies with the vision of the Cathedral. 

The group meets monthly and is led by the Succentor Rev. Rachel Young.

Book & Poetry Groups

Committed to reading good literature our book and poetry groups meet at a variety of times to discuss and read a wide range of literature.  Please contact Frances Diamond for further details.

Southwark Feminist Theology Group

Southwark Feminist Theology Group is an ecumencial women’s spirituality group who hold a monthly meeting with discussion; open to women only.

Please email Ali Saunders for further information.

Mothers’ Union

The Cathedral and St Hugh's branch of the Mothers' Union was formed in 2015. It is open to all, including men.   Mothers' Union promotes Christian care for families worldwide.

For further information on Branch and membership activities please contact Ada Wilson Jones.

You can learn more about the Mothers' Union here

Robes Project

The Robes Project was setup in January 2007 by an ecumenical team of volunteers using church premises to provide food, friendship and shelter to support homeless people by giving them a safe, warm place to sleep, a hot meal and support as they start to rebuild their lives.

This is done by churches offering a temporary night shelter during the winter months from November to April of each year for 15 to 20 guests each night.

We run annual fundraising events. The biggest of these is the Sleepout held here at Southwark Cathedral on the last Friday in November. Over the past four years this event has raised over £250,000 which has been crucial to the continuation of the vital work of Robes Project.

For further information please visit the Robes Project website here