"Southwark Cathedral and the Tutu Foundation" Southwark Cathedral Tip by Jenniflower

Southwark Cathedral, London: 38 reviews and 103 photos

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by Jenniflower

This has got to be one of the most intricate and gothic styled cathedral in London.

It is absolutely gorgeous, and hard to miss on the South Bank!

It lies next to the infamous and bustling Borough Market, and is a few steps away for Sir Frances Drakes Golden Hinde ship.

Being of the Anglican Diocese himself, Archbishop Desmond Tutu (from South Africa), is supported by this church for his UK Tutu Foundation.

UK Tutu Foundation

This foundation is based on the reconciliation process that South Africa has gone through as part of the healing process with coming out of the Apartheid era. It has been hugely successful.

It aims to (taken from their website):

~ Develop a programme of cultural, leadership and interfaith exchange.
~ Commissioning, directing and disseminating high quality research.
~ Supporting relevant community, training, enterprise and job creation

'The foundation will emphasise the importance of Truth, Reconciliation, Forgiveness, Human Rights, Equality and Justice for all'

Below is a quote from Tutu himself.

~ Reconciliation ~

'For true reconciliation is a deeply
personal matter. It can happen
only between persons who assert
their own personhood and who
acknowledge and respect that of

- Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

Address: Southwark, London Bridge, London SE1 9DA
Directions: Southwark tube and London Bridge
othercontact: cathedral@southwark.anglican.org
Phone: 020-7367 6700
Website: http://www.southwark.anglican.org/cathedral/

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  • Updated Jun 22, 2007
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