St George the Martyr is a church in the historic Borough district of south London. It lies within the modern-day London Borough of Southwark, on Borough High Street at the junction with Long Lane, Marshalsea Road, and Tabard Street. St George the Martyr is named after Saint George. The church is a Grade II* listed building.The church has strong associations with Charles Dickens, whose father was imprisoned for debt in the Marshalsea prison. The surviving wall of the prison adjoins the north side of the churchyard. Dickens himself lived nearby, in Lant Street, lodging in a house that belonged to the Vestry Clerk of St George's. This was during the darkest period of his life when, as a teenager, with his father in prison, he had to work in the 'blacking factory', and his literary career must have seemed an impossible dream. Later, he was to set several scenes of the novel Little Dorrit in and around St George's Church. There is a small representation of Little Dorrit in the east window of the church.It is also a recognised church of the City of London Company of Parish Clerks and the guild church of the Guildable Manor. From 2008 the annual Southwark Quit Rents ceremony, before the Queen's Remembrancer has taken place there.Put St George the Martyr into our London online sightseeing planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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L'église St Georges Martyr, bâtie en 1736, abrite la chaire est la plus haute de Londres et est un symbole,, à Southwark, de la littérature de Dickens more »St George Martyr's Church, built in 1736, houses the pulpit is the tallest in London and is a symbol, in Southwark, of Dickens's literature
I stumbled across this church on a long walk across London. Really liked the old-fashioned seats and the fact that a choir were practicing. Sadly the couple sitting a bit behind me didn't really respe... more »
Nice very historic church, not grand, nice. Like most churches they have increased accessibility to a wide range of groups. They're going green so a good array of plants and staff / volunteers helping to keep it looking good and introducing biodiversity.
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