Printing for St George The Martyr SE1

Printing for St George The MartyrSouthside Print London Bridge recently produced artwork and printing for St George the Martyr, a church just a stone’s throw away in Borough High Street, SE1. Included in the work were double-sided business cards which were litho printed in full colour onto 450gsm silk card then finished with a ‘Soft Touch’ lamination. Soft Touch lamination is similar to matt lamination except, as the name suggests, it feels softer, almost like ultra-fine velvet. It’s also very protective, giving the business cards significant resistance to water and accidental damage, meaning that tears and even surface scratches are both highly unlikely to occur.

Southside Print London Bridge also printed leaflets which were digitally printed in full colour onto 200gsm silk stock and various A1 posters which were printed onto 190gsm Photo Satin stock with a matt encapsulation finish. That wasn’t the only large format printing, however, as Southside Print also produced some 3m wide, 500mm high traditional style ‘welcome’ banners which included hemming and eyelets, along with some roller banners which stand 2m high by 850mm wide. These were supplied with a handy carrying case for easy and compact transportation and are a breeze to erect when needed.

About St George The Martyr

Named after Saint George, this Church of England was built in 1735 and falls under the diocese of Southwark.  Built of brick and Portland Stone it is of National historic importance. It lies in historic Borough, South London, located in Borough High Street at the junction of Long Lane, Tabard Street and Marshalsea Road.

Over the years the church had suffered from subsidence and in 2005 received repair funds from the Heritage Lottery Fund.  During the remedial works, Medieval and Roman structures were uncovered — the current building is the third church to be built on the present site, the first being Norman.

The Church has strong links to Charles Dickens whose father served time in the Marshalsea Prison. In fact the only remaining wall of the prison joins the North side of the churchyard.  Charles Dickens grew up nearby in Lant Street and while his father was in prison he worked in a shoe-blacking factory.  His dream to write was eventually fulfilled when he wrote Little Dorrit and indeed scenes from the novel were set in and around the church.

Today St George the Martyr has an important part to play in the local community. Not only is it a place of Christian worship but it is also a welcoming place for the many students who study at universities in the surrounding area — for many this will be their first time away from home. There are plenty of services and groups for everyone to get involved in and a full timetable can be found on their website (see below). Meanwhile, St George is always looking for volunteers to help in their Community Café and Food Bank so if you’re local and have some free time, please do get in touch.

Thursdays at St George feature a variety of regular lunchtime concerts which each begin at 1pm. Entry is free and includes drinks plus the chance to meet the performers afterwards. Click here for more information.

The Church and Crypt are also available for hire, whether it’s on a one-off basis or for something more regular. So if you need somewhere for an exhibition, reception, corporate event, concert or similar, do get in touch. Click here for further information.

For general information about St George, call 020 7357 7331 or visit

Southside Print’s SE1 printing services

At its printing centre in Tabard Street, London SE1, Southside Print is located particularly conveniently for businesses and organisations in the London Bridge, Borough, Bermondsey, Elephant & Castle, Waterloo, Southwark and surrounding areas, just south of the River Thames. They offer litho printing, digital printing, large format printing, a full print management service, document copying and duplication and creative graphic design services. Call 020 7378 6754 for further information or contact them here and they’d be delighted to discuss your next printing project and supply a quotation, without obligation.