Marion Marples

Marion has lived in the Bankside area for over 40 years and is passionate about the History and Heritage of the area. She is heavily involved in the area through her work as part of the team at the family run London SE1 website since 2000 and as Pastoral Assistant at Southwark Cathedral since 2005, with a particular focus on the cathedral's ecumenical links with Bergen and Rouen.


Marion currently serves as the secretary of Bankside Residents’ Forum and has been involved with the organisation since its inception, supporting the organisation throughout its years.


Through Southwark Cathedral she supports Lucy Brown House residents (sheltered housing) and established the Robes Winter Night Shelter project in 2007.


From 1983 to 2005 Marion ran the Confraternity of St James charity, promoting pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela and is greatly involved with the Christian community both in Southwark and internationally.


In 2006 Marion co-founded through Bankside Residents’ Forum the Tate Modern Community Film Club, a project which brings together residents to socialise through film.


In 2007 Marion co-founded the St George in Southwark Festival with St George the Martyr Church which annually celebrates St George, who is honoured in many countries and cultures across the world.


For her long standing community work Marion was awarded the Southwark Civic Award letter of Commendation in 2015


Marion has also been a volunteer for the BOST Christ Church Garden steering group and was a primary teacher in Wandsworth up until 2000.

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