Victorian London - Charities - Thames Church Mission

Thames Church Mission, Office, 31, New Bridge-street, Blackfriars, London-This society is established to minister to the spiritual necessities of the vast fluctuating population of the Thames, consisting of seamen, bargemen, steamboat-men, fishermen, &c. The field of operation extends from London Bridge to the anchorages below Gravesend. The chaplain also holds Sunday services on board the Worcester nautical training college, as well as on board the training-ships Arethusa, Chichester, and Cornwall, and has weekly classes with the boys. A report of the proceedings of the society, with a balance-sheet, is printed annually, and may be had at the office.

Charles Dickens (Jr.), Dickens's Dictionary of the Thames, 1881