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The Anglican diocese was created in 1905. The church of the priory of St Mary Overie (‘over the water from the City of London’), founded in 1106, became the cathedral. It had been the parish church of St Saviour, Southwark, since the dissolution of the priory in 1539, but had been largely rebuilt in the 19th century.

The RC diocese dates from the restoration of the hierarchy in 1850; it was made an archdiocese in 1965.

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