Victorian London - Directories - Dickens's Dictionary of London, by Charles Dickens, Jr., 1879 - "CHURCHES"

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Cburches.—For ordinary purposes of worship the visitor will find churches of almost every variety of ritual within fairly easy reach of every part. For the highest developments he will have, in almost all cases, to seek the poorer neighbourhoods. "St. Alban's," for instance, stands on the site of the old Thieves' Kitchen, in Baldwin's- gardens, which were pulled down to make room for it; and St. Peters, Dock-lane, is in an almost inaccessible corner of about the lowest quarter of London — Ratcliff Highway. All Saints, Margaret-street, however-or "St. Margaret's,' as it is very commonly called— though by no means in a fashionable neighbourhood, is~ easily accessible, and the service there is quite typical, the music in particular being very fine. In almost all churches of this class the seats are free throughout, an offertory collection being made at the conclusion of each service, to which however no one is in any way bound to contribute. In many the men sit on one side and the women on the other, and in nearly all it is customary to complete the Communion Service without any break in the middle; the whole congregation, whether intending to communicate or otherwise, remaining to the end. At St. Alban's, and one or two other churches, it is not customary for any members of the -congregation to communicate at the "High Celebration" at midday; the rule being enforced in respect of that particular service which orders that any intending communicant shall "signify his name to the curate at least some time the day before." In some cases, and especially on any of the more particular occasions—either fast or festival—it is necessary, if a place is desired anywhere within sight, or even hearing, of the choir, to be in the church from a quarter to half an hour at least before the commencement of the service. The following table will show the various services going on at all the different hours of the day throughout the metropolis, together with specialties of ritual, music, &c. To ensure accuracy, the statements have in all cases been submitted to the incumbent of the church before insertion. Those relating to the churches whose names are printed in capital letters, have been kindly returned by them either endorsed or corrected, and are therefore thoroughly trustworthy; the others have been made as accurate as possible without official revision. Where this is the case, only such churches have been selected for mention as by the character of their ritual or the frequency of their services offer some feature of especial interest. It should be borne in mind that during the great fasts and festivals: Advent, Christmas, Lent, Passion-Tide, Easter, and Whitsuntide, churches of the All Saints and St. Alban's type largely increase, and sometimes altogether remodel, their services. It would be impossible to afford space for all these special arrangements, even were they settled so long beforehand. But printed circulars are always distributed among the regular congregation at the commencement of each season, and copies may easily be obtained on application to the sacristan. 

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Agatha, Finsbury-square
AGNES, Kennington-park
ALBAN THE MARTYR, Holborn
ALL HALLOWS, Barking
ALL HALLOWS, Bow-common
ALL HALLOWS, Lombard-street
ALL HALLOWS, the Great
All Hallows, Tottenham
All Saints, Acton
All Saints, Clapton
All Saints, Edmonton
All Saints, Fulham
ALL SAINTS, Gordon-square
All Saints, Highgate
All Saints, Islington
All Saints, Kensington-park
ALL SAINTS, Margaret-street
ALL SAINTS, Old Kent-road
ALL SAINTS, Pimlico
All Saints, Poplar
ALL SAINTS, Spitalfields
All Saints, Stoke Newington
All Saints, Walworth
ALPHAGE, S.


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ANDREW, S., Wells-street
ANDREW, S., Holborn .
ANDREW, S., Islington
Andrew, S., Limehouse
ANDREW, S., Stamford-street.
ANDREW, S., Undershaft
ANDREW, S., Westminster
Anne, S., Highgate-rise
ANNE, S, Lambeth
Anne, S, Soho
Augustin, S., Hackney
AUGUSTIN, S., Haggerston
Augustin, S., Kensington
Augustin, S., Kilburn
AUGUSTIN, S., Old Change.
BARNABAS, S., Bell-street
Barnabas, S., Bethnal Green
Barnabas, S., Pimlico
BARNABAS, S., Kensington
BARNABAS, S., Mile End
BARNABAS, S., Rotherhitbe
Bartholomew, S., Cripplegate
BARTHOLOMEW, S., Islington.
BARTHOLOMEW-THE-LESS, S.
BEDFORD CHAPEL

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BEDFORDBURY MISSION
BOTOLPH WITHOUT
BROMPTON CHURCH
BRUNSWICK CHAPEL
CAMDEN TOWN PARISH CHURCH
CARLTON-HILL
CATHERINE'S MISSION
CHAD, Haggerstone
CHELSEA OLD CHURCH
CHRISTCHURCH, Bloomsbury
CHRISTCHURCH, Borough
CHRISTCHURCH, Chelsea
CHRISTCHURCH, Highbury
CHRISTCHURCH, Marylebone
CHRISTCHURCH, Old Kent-road
CHRISTCHURCH, S.Georges, E.
CHRISTCHURCH, Endell-street
HRISTCHURCH, Spitalfields
CHRISTCHURCH, Westminster
CLARE MARKET MISSN. CHAPEL
CLEMENT, S., Eastcheap
CLEMENT, S., Lever-st, City-road
CYPRIAN, S., Dorset-square
EDMUND, S., THE KING
Faith, S., Stoke Newington


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GABRIEL, S., Pimlico
GEORGE, S., Botolph.lane
GEORGE, S., Camberwell
GEORGE, S., East
GEORGE, S., HOSPITAL
GEORGE, S. MARTYR, Borough..
GEORGE, S., MARTYR, Queen-sq
GEORGE, S., Notting-hill
GILES, S., Without
GRAY'S-INN CHAPEL
GROSVENOR CHAPEL
HANOVER CHURCH
JAMES, S., Curtain-road
JAMES, S., Garlickhithe
JAMES, S., Holloway
JAMES, S., Islington
JAMES, S., LESS, Westminster
JAMES, S., Norlands
JAMES, S., Ratcliffe
JAMES, S., Westminster
John Baptist, S., Clerkenwell
JOHN BAPTIST, S., Marlboro'-st.
JOHN, S., Bethnal Green
JOHN, S., Cubitt Town John, S., Pimlico


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JOHN, S., Drury-lane
JOHN, S., THE EVAN. Hamrsmth.
JOHN, S., THE EVAN. Fitzroy-sq.
JOHN, S., THE EVAN. Wilton-rd.
JOHN, S., THE EVAN. Waterloo-rd.
JOHN, S., Walworth
JOHN, S., Wapping
JUDE, S., Gray's-inn-road
KATHARINE, S., Regent's park
KING'S COLLEGE CHAPEL
LEONARD, S. Foster-lane
LOCK HOSPITAL CHAPEL
LUKE, S., CONSUMPTION HOSP.
LUKE, S., Kentish Town
LUKE, S., Holborn
LUKE, S., Millwall
LUKE, S., Soho
Luke, S., Stepney
Luke, S., West Holloway
MARGARET PATTENS, S.
MARK'S, S. COLLEGE CHAPEL
MARK, S., Gloster-ga., Regent's-pk
MARK, S., North Audley-street
MARK, S., Portland Place
MARK, S., Walworth


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MARTIN, S., Ludgate
MARY ABBOTT'S, S., Kensington
MARY ABBOTT'S, S., Aldermanbury
MARY ABBOTT'S, S., BOLTON'S
Mary, S, Charterhouse
MARY, S., Haggerstone
MARY, S., -AT-HILL
MARY,S., Islington
Marylebone Parish Church
Mary Magdalen, S., Chiswick
MARY MAGDALEN, S., S.Bermondsey
MARY MAGDALEN, S., Munster. sq.
MARY MAGDALEN, S., Old Kent-rd
MARY MAGDALEN, S., Paddington
MARY,S., MISSION, Poplar
MARY,S., Somers Town
MARY,S., Spital-square
MARY,S., Stratford, Bow
MARY,S., VIRGIN, Lambeth
MARY,S., VIRGIN, Primrose-hill
MARY, S., Tothill-fields
MARY,S., Woolnoth
MARY,S., Wyndham-place
MATTHEW, S., City-road
MATTHEW, S., Essex-road

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MATTHEW, S., Friday street
MATTHEW, S., Pelt-street
MATTHIAS, S., Caledonian-road
MATTHIAS, S., Earls-court
MATTHIAS, S., Poplar
MERCERS CHAPEL
MICHAEL, S., Ladbroke-grove-rd
MICHAEL, S., Paddington
MICHAEL, S., Caledonian-road
MICHAEL, S., Cornhill
MICHAEL, S., Finsbury
MICHAEL, S., Wood-street
NICHOLAS, S., Deptford
R. NAVAL SCHOOL
PAUL, S., Bermondsey
PAUL, S., Bow-common
Paul, S., Bunhill-row
PAUL, S., Covent-garden
PAUL, S., Dock-st,
PAUL, S., Whitechapel
PAUL, S., Essex-road
PAUL, S., GreatPortland-street.
PAUL, S., Harrow-road
PAUL, S., Lisson-grove
PAUL, S., Lorrimore-square
PAUL, S., Old Ford

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PAUL, S., Onslow-square
PAUL, S., Rotherhithe
PAUL, S., Shadwell
PAUL, S., Wilton-pl, Knightsbdg.
PETER, S., Clerkenwell
PETER, S., Cornhill
PETER, S., Eaton-Sq
PETER, S., Hackney
PETER, S., Kensington-lane
PETER, S., London-docks
PETER, S., Regent-square
PETER, S., Vincula
PETER, S., Walworth
Philip, S., Clerkenwell
PHILIP, S., Kensington-road
PHILIP, S., the Evan., Old Kent-rd
PHILIP, S., Paddington
Portman Chapel
Quebec Chapel
SAVIOUR, S., (Deaf, &c.), Oxford-st
SAVIOUR, S., Paddington
SAVIOUR, S., Pimlico
SAVIOUR, S., Poplar
SAVOY CHURCH
SEVEN DIALS MISSION


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STEPHEN, S., Borough
STEPHEN, S., Camberwell
STEPHEN, S., Coleman-street
Stephen, S., Haggerstone
STEPHEN, S., Islington
STEPHEN, S., St. John's Wood
STEPHEN, S., Spitalfields
STEPHEN, S., Walbrook
Temple Church
THOMAS, S., King-st, Regent-st.
THOMAS, S., Liberty of the Rolls
Thomas, S., Stamford-hill
THOMAS, S., Stepney
TRINITY (HOLY) CHAPEL, W.
TRINITY (HOLY) Gray's-inn-road
TRINITY (HOLY) Gt. New Street
TRINITY (HOLY) Lambeth
TRINITY (HOLY) Marylebone
Trinity, Holy, St. Giles, Shoreditch
Trintity, Holy, Westminster
Vedast, S., Foster-lane
St. Paul's Cathedral
Westminster Abbey