The Archdiocese of Southwark enjoys a rich ecclesiastical history, which began with the arrival of St Augustine, Apostle to the English, on the shores of the Isle of Thanet in 597 AD.

Southwark benefits from historical links with many Reformation martyrs, as well as the contemporary Saint, Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador, 

In this section, we also feature two Carmelite Shrines, with their narrative reaching back to the Holy Land, and the Augustine Camino, which is dedicated to celebrating the birthplace of English Christianity in Kent. 

Collectively, the shrines and Camino speak of Christian suffering and forbearance, but also of a depth of faith that cannot be denied.