The Anonymous Widower

London’s Forgotten Cathedral

Southwark is the third Anglican cathedral in central London and the least visited.

Southwark Cathedral with the Shard Behind

But to me, it will always have a strong place in my heart, as it is where the memorial service was held for C and all the others, including that great humanitarian  Chad Varah who gave their bodies to medical science in 2007. The service was non-denominational and very moving.

Forgotten and ignored it may be to many but not to me and my family.

December 29, 2010 - Posted by | World | , ,


  1. Neil’s graduation ceremony was there, we have lots of photos of it and us, especially eldest daughter, feeling very grownup at being allowed to come along to it, she was not quite six, but the sort of child you could take absolutely anywhere.

    Comment by liz | December 29, 2010 | Reply

  2. Didnt know there was a memorial service for those that had donated to medical research. Maybe its just London area.

    Donation is a family tradition…and someone will have to catch me first…


    Comment by Pascali | December 30, 2010 | Reply

  3. I was told that last year’s was held in the Central Hall Westminster, as Southwark Cathedral was just too small for everybody, who wanted to come. Your centre is probably Leeds or Sheffield.

    On thev other hand if Chad Varah donated his body, then it’ll be fine by me.

    Comment by AnonW | December 30, 2010 | Reply

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