Doorkins Magnificat has long been a mainstay of Southwark Cathedral, appearing on official merchandise, and has even met the Queen, the Southwark News reports.
But now the famous cathedral’s cat will no longer live in the church, because her poor eyesight means she keeps bumping into things.
She will live in semi-retirement with a member of Cathedral staff because of her deteriorating health.
The Cathedral announced Doorkins’ retirement on her official social media page.
Cathedral staff encourages people to continue donating food, treats and toys to Doorkins’ cat food bank at the church, which supports Cat Cuddles, a sanctuary helping kittens find new homes across south-east London.