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Bishop of Southwark surveys his diocese from 56th floor of the Shard

The Bishop of Southwark, Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, saw his diocese from a new perspective on Tuesday when he visited the 56th floor of the Shard skyscraper at London Bridge.

Bishop of Southwark surveys his diocese from 56th floor of the Shard
Canon Andrew Nunn and the Rt Revd Christopher Chessun at the Shard (photo courtesy Diocese of Southwark)
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Southwark Cathedral seen from the 56th floor of the Shard (photo courtesy Diocese of Southwark)
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Even Strata SE1 at Elephant & Castle looks small from the Shard (photo courtesy Diocese of Southwark)

The bishop was accompanied on the visit by Canon Andrew Nunn, acting dean of Southwark Cathedral.

It is five years since the Shard's mastermind Renzo Piano delivered his 'architectural sermon' from the pulpit of Southwark Cathedral, setting out the philosophy behind the tower's design.

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