There are several ways to uncover further information about the Cathedral's history and heritage.

The Cathedral does not have an archivist or an archives department. The Visits and Tours Officer is willing to deal with general enquiries about the Cathedral's history.

Collecting Our History

We would be delighted to receive copies of old guidebooks, articles, photographs, and prints relating to the Cathedral although please email or write, marking your envelope for the attention of the Visits and Tours Officer giving details of items before despatching them to us.

Family History

If you are researching your family history please note that the following records for St Saviour's parish church (i.e. its name before it became Southwark Cathedral) are held at

London Metropolitan Archives

Baptisms: 1539-1904
Marriages: 1539-1923
Burials: 1538-1854

London Metropolitan Archives
40 Northampton Road

Tel: 020 7332 3820

Local History

For any enquires about local history of Southwark and Bankside please contact:

Southwark Local Studies Library

211 Borough High Street

Tel: 020 7403 3507