Church Monuments Society

LONDON SOUTHWARK St George the Martyr with St Alphege and St Jude. Photo: NCT via Wikimedia (35608958564)

2024 Annual General Meeting



St George the Martyr
Borough High Street, London SE1 1JA

The 2024 Annual General  Meeting will be held on Saturday 7 September at St George the Martyr, Borough High Street, London SE1 1JA.

The church is roughly halfway between London Bridge and the Elephant and Castle, with numerous transport links by train, tube and bus. There are many ‘eateries’ in the area from traditional pubs to world cuisines.

A church has stood on the site from the early 12th century and there were several rebuilding programmes up to 1736 when the Georgian church was opened. The church suffered significant damage during World War II and underwent restoration from 1945-1952.

The church is said to be haunted by Edward Bonner, Bishop of London who was imprisoned, and died, in the nearby Marshalsea Prison as an opponent of the Act of Supremacy. Another guest of the Marshalsea was Charles Dickens’ father, imprisoned there for debt. Dickens would later immortalise the prison in Little Dorrit. More about the church, and a list of the monuments, in the Survey of London, . The church is also near to Southwark Cathedral and the Crossbones graveyard, burial place of the poor and outcast .

It is anticipated that the AGM will be part of a study day, so make a note of the date and look out for further details.