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United St Saviour's: Duke of Kent meets Southwark community groups

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The Duke of Kent met SE1 schoolchildren and representatives of local community projects supported by United St Saviour's Charity during a visit to Southwark Cathedral last week.

United St Saviour's: Duke of Kent meets Southwark community groups
The Duke of Kent is greeted by Cllr Charlie Smith, Mayor of Southwark (Photo: Diocese of Southwark)
United St Saviour's: Duke of Kent meets Southwark community groups
The Duke watched a performance by Silverfit (Photo: Diocese of Southwark)
United St Saviour's: Duke of Kent meets Southwark community groups
The Duke met pupils from Charles Dickens and Boutcher Primary Schools who have been growing their own vegetables for sale at Borough Market. (Photo: Diocese of Southwark)

The Duke was met at the cathedral gates by the Dean of Southwark, the Very Revd Andrew Nunn and the Bishop of Southwark, the Rt Revd Christopher Chessun.

The royal visitor was given a tour of the building by the Dean and Martyn Craddock, chief executive of United St Saviour's Charity.

After the Duke had met the cathedral chapter and civic dignitaries, Martyn Craddock talked about United St Saviour's and the charity's historic and enduring links with both the cathedral and Borough Market, and introduced representatives from three projects serving the community in the north of the borough: School Food Matters who brought Boutcher and Charles Dickens primary schools, Salmon Youth Centre and Silverfit, who treated attendees to a dance performance in the cathedral's tower space.

"It was an honour to welcome His Royal Highness and to host our friends from the United St Saviour's Charity, who help support important initiatives in the area in which the Cathedral is situated," said the Dean of Southwark.

Martyn Craddock said United St Saviour's "... used this occasion to show off some of the best community projects we fund in north Southwark. We are proud of the talented school children, young creators and older cheerleaders who all met the Duke, and the brilliant individuals who lead these charities."

The Bishop of Southwark added: "The Duke of Kent's visit gave us the opportunity to demonstrate the energised community engagement that United St Saviour's supports within the Diocese of Southwark for which we are all so grateful."

On the same morning the Duke of Kent had paid a visit to London South Bank University which is celebrating its 125th anniversary.

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