archdiocese of Southwark, England

[cathedral of Saint George, archdiocese of Southwark] Comprises the London Boroughs south of the Thames, the county of Kent and the Medway Unitary Authority. Saint Augustine of Canterbury landed on the coast of Kent in 597, and there Christianity was first preached in the Saxon language by him. Founded as the diocese of Southwark on 29 September 1850. Elevated to an archdiocese on 28 May 1965. Suffragan dioceses include See also
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