Welcome to The Big Cathedral Knit! Grab your knitting needles and join us at Southwark Cathedral on Saturday 17 August between 10am – 4pm for a day of fun and creativity.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced maker, everyone is welcome to come together and work on their projects in this beautiful setting. Share tips, learn new techniques, and enjoy the company of fellow knitting and crochet enthusiasts.

It’s a relaxed and welcoming drop-in knitting and crochet group, open to beginners and experienced makers of all ages to come together, connect, learn more about the crafts and their radical history.

The Big Cathedral Knit is a knitting and crochet marathon workshop by Craft Forward and hosted at Southwark Cathedral.

Knitters will be producing 20x20cm knitted and crocheted squares to go towards Blankets for London – our seasonal project where we assemble blankets to donate to unhoused individuals in London through partner charities.

All materials are provided, but if you are an experienced knitter or crocheter, please bring your own knitting needles or crochet hook (and spare yarn if you have any). If you are a beginner, come along and we will help you start your crafting journey.

We will also be collecting yarn donations on the day, so be sure to come with unwanted yarn you’d like to donate.

Whislt you knit or crochet away, be prepared to be entertained by the smooth jazz sounds of the award-winning and acclaimed saxophonist Leo Richardson and his trio including piano and double bass.

Southwark Cathedral is a proud supporter of Catcuddles, a registered charity that is all about promoting and strengthening the feline-human bond and helping pair up unwanted cats with loving forever homes and humans. We’ll be accepting cat food donations on the day to add to their cat food bank.


We are looking for volunteers to help us run this amazing event this Summer! Click the button below and help us out if you can.