The fifth anniversary of the terror attacks on London Bridge and Borough

1 June 2022

Friday 3 June 2022, is the fifth anniversary of the horrific terror attacks in Southwark that cost eight innocent people their lives, and injured and affected many more.

To mark the anniversary and remember those lost and affected by the events of that warm summer’s evening, Southwark Council and Southwark Cathedral have organised a service of remembrance at the Cathedral, as we have done on each anniversary since 2017. Families, victims, and those involved in the emergency response and recovery have been invited.

At the end of the service, the congregation will process to nearby Cathedral Square on Montague Close, where a plaque will be unveiled and blessed, and flowers laid.

Cllr Kieron Williams, Leader of Southwark Council, said: “We know that for many Londoners and Southwark residents the Jubilee weekend will be a time to celebrate, but for everyone affected by the events of 3 June 2017, Friday will be a day of sadness and reflection. So much has happened in the last 5 years but the tragic events of that night remain clear in the minds of everyone who lost someone, was harmed, or helped in the immediate response, and the longer recovery.

“We are grateful to the families and victims who have helped us design a fitting memorial to them and their loved ones, and we hope its location in a quiet square by the river, in view of London Bridge, will become a comforting place for anyone who wants to remember and reflect.”

The Very Revd Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark Cathedral, said: “Each anniversary brings back the memories of that terrible evening five years ago.  Southwark Cathedral, with other community leaders and groups, continues to support all those caught up in the events and to continue that process of building trust and hope throughout our communities.  We emerged scarred yet stronger.”

The service will be held at Southwark Cathedral at 2.30pm on Friday 3 June.

Page last updated: 01 June 2022