RB History Society Talks – St Peter & The Guardian Angels Church

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27th September 2017 @ 19:15 Europe/London Timezone
Time and Talents
Old Mortuary
St Marychurch St, London SE16 4JE
£2 / Membership option available
The Rotherhithe and Bermondsey Local History Society

St Peter and The Guardian Angels Church, Paradise St, 1903-2017

The Rotherhithe and Bermondsey Local History Society

Rotherhithe and Bermondsey History Society Talk

Speaker: Father Graham Preston

The society gives a warm welcome to Father Graham Preston from St Peters and the Guardian Angel Church in Paradise Street

A small but distinctive and diverse Catholic Church in the quaint village of Rotherhithe, on the edge of King’s Stairs Gardens. The church has a history dating back to 1902, surviving the bombings of both First & Second World Wars.

Today the church is a thriving community of 250-300 parishioners, led by Fr. Graham Preston



About The Rotherhithe & Bermondsey Local History Society

The Rotherhithe & Bermondsey Local History Society’s aim is to encourage interest in the history of Rotherhithe, Bermondsey, the surrounding area, Docklands and the River Thames.

It was established in 1994 in the days of the London Docklands Development Corporation (L.D.D.C.). This quango, established in 1981 to regenerate the disused docks, sought to engage the local community by funding local history lectures.  Diana Rimel of Goldsmiths College organised these in the former Dock Offices on Surrey Quays Road and in 1994, when the L.D.D.C. withdrew, Time & Talents stepped in and re-packaged the talks as its local history group.


The Rotherhithe & Bermondsey Local History Society aim is to share the history of Rotherhithe, Bermondsey and the surrounding area through regular Speaker-led meetings (open to all guests) and twice-yearly historical walks (members only).

The RBHS is a local history group encouraging a shared interest in the history of the local communities of Rotherhithe and Bermondsey and surrounding areas.

You are very welcome to join our meetings as a guest (£2). If you would like to become a member, please go to our membership page for full details.

Becoming a member.

Becoming a member is simple. Membership costs £9.90 per annum which is less then 90p a meeting.

Membership entitles you to

  1. Twice yearly newsletter; The Chronicle.
  2. Exclusive access to two historical walks in June and July organised by the group
  3. Subsidised admission
  4. Updates and invitations to historical events run by other history groups and organisations.

For more information, contact our membership registrar at membership@rbhistory.org.uk
or come along to your first meeting and give your form to one of the committee members. You can pay your membership fee by cheque or cash.

To download a membership form please click here

Attending as a guest.

If you are unsure whether you would like to be a member but would like to attend to hear a particular speaker you are warmly welcome. The cost to attend one meeting is £2 and can be paid on the door. If you would like to become a member at the meeting please speak to a committee member who will provide a membership form


Always check organizer’s website for last minute changes and cancellations


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