Southwark Cathedral on television

One of the features of the River Thames are the church towers which downstream are aids to shipping and upstream landmarks on the Thames Path. St Sampson’s in Cricklade can be seen far away.

The Thames Path passes the Southwark Cathedral gateway and Easter Day’s  Choral Eucharist  is being broadcast from there live on BBC1 at 10am.

The Sunday morning service is always crowded. A third of the congregation is local and rest made up of regulars from across the city and visitors.

The celebrant this Sunday is the Bishop of Southwark Tom Butler whose voice is familiar on radio and the preacher is the Dean Colin Slee who always holds one’s attention.

The broadcast should allow viewers to enjoy the service but I hope the pictures will give a chance to appreciate the architecture.

The refectory in the north courtyard is also a good stop for walkers.

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