News by email Donate

Suggestions

Top Stories

Most Read

Popular Videos

doorkins cat southwark cathedral Doorkins (C) Bridget Davey - From Jon on October 1st, 2020.jpg
doorkins cat southwark cathedral Doorkins (C) Bridget Davey - From Jon on October 1st, 2020.jpg
UK News

Beloved Southwark Cathedral cat Doorkins Magnificat given a posthumous certificate by Borough Mayor

by Kelly Valencia

The Mayor of the London Borough of Southwark has given Doorkins Magnificat, former resident cat of Southwark Cathedral, a posthumous certificate honouring her with the Freedom of the Borough award.

Doorkins died last October and had lived in one of the Cathedral vergers since 2019 after being adopted as a stray cat. A special thanksgiving service was held for her at the time which was watched by thousands of people.

The cat had become a social media star with 5,000 followers on Twitter, with regular pictures posted of her wandering around the cathedral.

The posthumous certificate was presented and cited to Dean Paul Timms who cared for Doorkins during her time in the cathedral.

“We are delighted,” said a Southwark Cathedral Facebook post.

“Whilst she is not around to enjoy this Freedom, we know that she touched the lives of thousands of people. So far 80,000 people have watched the Service of Thanksgiving we had for her and we continue to receive messages from people around the world who found that service comforting and encouraging.

“So thank you to the Mayor of Southwark and the Borough. There can be few cats in the world so honoured in life and in death,” the post concluded.

Hodge is now the Cathedral cat.

Continue the conversation on our Facebook page

A Monthly Gift Of $11 Makes A World Of Difference

In a world of fake news there’s never been a greater need for quality Christian journalism. Premier’s mission is to provide the Church with the most up to date and relevant news, told from a Christian perspective. But we can’t do it without you.

Unlike many websites we haven't put up a paywall — we want to keep our journalism free at the point of need and as open as we can. Premier’s news output takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. No one in the USA is sharing news like we are across radio, magazines and online so please help us to continue that today.

For a monthly gift of $11 or more we’d also be able to send you a free copy of the brand new Premier Bible, a wonderful Anglicised version of the NLT packed with exclusive bonus content, reading plan and resources to help you get the most out of scripture.

Your monthly support will make a world of difference. Thank you.

Support Us

Related Articles

Sign up to our newsletter to stay informed with news from a Christian perspective.

News by email

Connect

Donate

Donate