There's always plenty going on at St Saviour's. Peruse our latest news to find out what's happening at our almshouse, and learn how our charitable grants are making a positive difference around Southwark.


Posted 07/04/2015

Large Grants 2015-16 totaling £500,000 announced

St Saviour’s is pleased to announce large grants totaling nearly £500,000 to 13 community organisations working in North Southwark and Bermondsey. Successful applicants include Age UK Lewisham & Southwark, which provides support to older people living in isolation, Cooltan Arts, an award winning charity delivering creative arts activities to people with mental distress, Blackfriars Advice […]

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Posted 06/03/2015

Response to the new Southwark Plan

United St Saviour’s Charity has responded to the new Southwark Plan for regeneration 2018 – 2033. In summary: Employment. We welcome a coalition of employment agencies, organisations and groups to empower and enable local residents to secure the minimum 32,000 new jobs that will be created in North Southwark and Bermondsey. Revitalised Neighbourhoods. We advise that […]

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Posted 28/01/2015

Small Grants Programme 2015/16 opens

St Saviour’s has opened its Small Grants Programme 2015/16. If you are a grassroots community group, registered charity, social enterprise, tenant & resident association that inspires and improves the lives of people in North Southwark and Bermondsey, and that brings local residents together, then we want to hear from you. Groups may make one application […]

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Pat Hickson MBE

Posted 22/01/2015

North Southwark’s community receive heroes awards

Southwark Council rewarded representatives of three community groups that have been supported by St Saviour’s with ‘Housing Heroes Awards’ on Tuesday 20th January. Pat Hickson MBE, Chair of the Bonamy & Bramcote Tenants and Residents Association (pictured), won the Lifetime Achievement Award. She arranges a series of fun community events each year that bring estate […]

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Posted 23/09/2014

St Saviour’s appoints new Chief Executive

United St Saviour’s Charity has appointed Martyn Craddock as its new Chief Executive. Martyn Craddock, presently Chief Executive of the long established St Luke’s Trust in Islington, takes up his new role in early 2015.  He will oversee the Charity’s £30 million of assets, manage its almshouse schemes and develop its community investment programme. One […]

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Charity of the Year

Posted 12/08/2014

Charity of the Year 2014

St Saviour’s was delighted to receive its Charity of the Year 2014 award from Decima Street Tenants and Residents Association today. Matthew Allgood, Grants Officer, accepted the award – a engraved glass plaque - at St Saviour’s House from Fola Ogunkola, Chair of the Decima Street TRA. Also pictured are Maya Lipski, Manager of Rockingham Estate Play […]

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Posted 14/06/2014

Queen’s Birthday Honour for former Chair of 400 year old almshouse charity

Philip Sturrock, former Chair of one of Southwark’s oldest almshouse charities, has received an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Philip joined the board of United St Saviour’s Charity in 2008 and became its Chair of Trustees the following year. Under his uniting leadership, the Charity acquired Hopton’s Gardens almshouse, which provides sheltered accommodation for […]

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Thomas Cure Tomb

Posted 13/05/2014

Thomas Cure service Monday 19th May – all welcome

We invite all members of the local community to Evensong at Southwark Cathedral at 5.30pm on Monday 19th May 2014. The annual service will honour Thomas Cure, the principal benefactor of United St Saviour’s Charity. Thomas Cure, who was  master of the saddle horses to Elizabeth 1, died on 24 May 1588 and is buried […]

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Posted 26/03/2014

Ted Bowman dies

Ted Bowman, former Warden of the Great Account of the United St Saviour’s Charity, has died. He was aged 87 and lived in Union Street. He devoted much of his life to the service of local organisations like St Saviour’s, the Borough Market and Coin Street.  

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Posted 14/03/2014

St Saviour’s elects a new chair, vice chair and trustee

Richard Heaton elected chair. Richard Heaton has been elected chair of the United St Saviour’s Charity. A trustee of the charity for two years, Richard has lived in north Southwark for a decade and is a senior civil servant. Paying tribute to his predecessor, Philip Sturrock, Mr. Heaton said: “Under Philip’s leadership St Saviour’s has […]

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