Southwark – Charles Dickens 3

Inside St George the Martyr church (see previous post) there are more connections with Charles Dickens’ novel Little Dorrit.

Amy Dorrit lives inside the Marshalsea debtors prison with her father. But one evening when she is late returning home and is locked out of the prison she takes shelter in St George the Martyr, sleeping there with the Burial Register under her head. A modern stained glass window behind the altar at the east end of the church has the tiny kneeling figure of Little Dorrit in the lower left corner.

The church is not open to the public except during services which are listed on the website.

St George the Martyr Church Southwark

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