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Catholic (Roman) Churches:
CHURCH OF OUR LADY, Grove-road, St. John's Wood.—Mass, Low, on Sundays and HoIydays at 8,9,& 10a.m.; High, at 11 a.m.
On week-days mass at 8 & 10 a.m. On Sundays catechism and benediction at 3.30 pm. vespers, sermon, and benediction, at 7 p.m. On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, devotions and benediction at 8 p.m. Confessions. On Wednesday, Friday, and Saturdays, at 10.30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Seat rents various according to part of church. Application to be made to the rector.
CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, Trinity street, Rotherhithe, S.E. Mass, Low, on week days at 8 am., On Sundays at 8.30 a m; High, at 11 a.m. every Sunday and Holyday of Obligation. Benediction every Friday at 7 p.m.; on Sundays at 7.30 p.m. Vespers at 6.30 p.m. every Sunday and Holy day of Obligation. Confessions: Every day before and after mass, and on Saturdays from 4 till 10 p.m. Seat rents according to number of seat, price of all of them very moderate. This church is at a short distance from the Commercial dock-pier.
CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF LA SALETTE AND ST. JOSEPH, Melior-street, Borough. Seat rents, 7s. 6d., 6s. 6d., and 5s. per quarter.
CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION. High-st Deptford —Mass, Low Sundays at 7.30, 9, and 10 a.m. (for children); Holydays at 8, 9, and 10 a.m.; week-days at 8, 8.30, 9a.m.; High, Sundays at 11am with sermon. Benediction, week days, Wednesday at 7.30. p.m Vespers, sermon and benediction on Sundays at 6.30 p.m: HoIydays, vespers and benediction at 7.30 p.m. Confessions: Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 to 12 am., and 7.30 p.m; Saturdays from 10 to 12 a.m., and from 4.30 p.m.
CHURCH OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTIN, Farm-St, Berkeley-sq. – Mass, Low, daily at 7., 7.30, 8, 8.30, and 9.30. a.m.; High, Sundays and Holydays at 11 a.m. Benediction, Sundays at 4p.m Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Fridays at 3.30 p.m Confessions: Daily till midday (always somebody at hand); besides, on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 2.30 to 10 p.m. Beside bench rents, only at the High Mass is the church not accessible in every part to everybody. Occasional services during Lent &c. are advertised. This church is under the care of the Society of Jesus.
CHURCH OF THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY, The Oratory, South Kensington.—Mass, Low, 6.30, 7, 7.30, 8,8.30., 9, and 10 a.m.daily; High at 11 a.m. on Sundays, Holydays of Obligation, and on certain other festivals. Benediction, at 4.30 on Thursdays and Saturdays and at 8 p.m. on Thursdays, and on Sundays at 7..; vespers, on Sundays at 3.30 p.m.; and on Holydays of Obligation, and certain other festivals, at 4.30 p.m. Confession: Every day at all hours, except between 12.30 and 2.30, and 6 and 8 p.m. The church is closed at 10 p.m. Seat rents: Certain seats in the church are set apart for subscribers.
CHURCH OF THE SACRED AND SORROWING HEARTS OF JESUS AND MARY – Mass, Low, Sundays at 8,9, and 10 a.m; Feasts of Obligation,7, 8, and 9a.m.; week-days at 7.30,8, and 10 a.m.; High, Sundays at 11 a.m Feasts of Obligation at 4.30 and 8 p.m ; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8 p.m.; Thursdays and Saturdays at 4pm; Vespers. Sundays at 3.30 p.m ; Feasts of Obligation. 4 p.m. Confessionss: Daily, Monday excepted, in English, French and Italian, from 7.30 a.m. to 12 noon, and from 4 to 9 p.m. Seat-rents: Sundays, single fees, 6d., 4d., 2d.; annual fees, £2 2s., £1 1s.., and 12s. Salve Regina sung daily at 3 p.m.
CORPUS CHRISTI CHURCH, Maiden lane Southampton-street, Strand, W.C.—Mass, Low, Sundays at 3, 9, and 10 a.m.; week-days at 7.30 and 8 a.m.; High, Sundays at 11 a.m. Benediction, Sundays at 4 and 7 p.m.; week-days, on Wednesday and Friday at 8 p.m. Church open every day from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m,
FRENCH CHAPEL OP THE ANNUNCIATION, 21, King -street, Portman-square.— Mass, Low, on Sundays and Holydays at 8, 9, and 10 a.m., on Wednesdays, 8, 9, and 11 a.m.; High, on Sundays and Holydays at 11 a.m. Benediction, on Sundays and Holydays after vespers. Vespers, on Sundays at 3 p.m. Confesssions: Every morning from 8 till 12; on Saturdays, and on the eve of Feasts, from 3 to 7, Slid from 8 to 10 p.m. Seat rents, from £1 to £2, or 6d. entrance. This is the only French chapel dating from the great immigration of '93.
NOTRE DAME DE FRANCE (Eglise Catholique Francaise), 5, Leicester-place, Leicester-square. —Dimanches et fetes d'obligation. Masses (low), 8, 9, et 10 a.m.; (high), 11 a.m., et sermon Francaise. Catechismes a 3 p.m. Sermon Français et bénediction a 7 p.m. Confession: Tous les jours, surtout le Samedi a toute heure. Entrée de l'Eglise, Leicester-place, No. 5. Sonner a toute heure pour sacraments et visites a l'eglise.
OUR LADY AND ST. CATHERINE OF SIENNA, Bow-road, E.—Mass, Low, on Sundays at 7, 8, and 9 am., week-days at 7 and 8 a.m. Cantata, 11 a.m., with sermon. Benediction on Tuesdays and Fridays at 8 a.m., and after vespers on Sundays; Vespers at 7 p.m. on Sundays. Confessions: On week-days before or after the services; Saturdays from 4 to 5 p.m., and from 7 to 10 p.m. Seat rents vary according to place.
ST. ANNE'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Spicer-street, Spita]helds.—Mass, Low, on Sundays at7, 8, 9.15, and 10.15 a.m.; on week-days at 6.30, 7, 7.30, and 8 a.m.; High, 11.15 a.m on Sundays. Vespers and Benediction at 7 p.m. Confessions: From 7 to 9 a.m., and from 7 to 10 p.m., and on Saturdays from 7 a.m. till 10.30 p.m.
ST. ANSELM AND ST. CECILlA, Sardinia-st, Lincoln's-inn-fields. (The old Sardinian Chapel)— Mass, Low, Sundays and Holydays of Obligation at 7,8,9, and 10 a.m.; week days at 8, 9, and 10 a.m.; High, 11 a.m. on Sundays and Holydays of Obligation. Benediction, Sundays after Vespers; week days, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8 p.m. Vespers, Sundays at 7 p.m.; Holydays of Obligation at 8 p.m. Confession: Wednesday,Fnday, and Saturday at 6.30 p.m. Seat rents per annum, 25s., 20s., 15s.; admission on Sundays, 6d., 3d., 1d.
ST. BONIFACE'S GERMAN CHURCH, 47, Union-street Whitecbapel—Seat-rents: 6d. Vespers; 2d. at High Mass ; 2d. Vespers ; 1d at Low Mass and Benediction on Sundays. 1s for German Catholics.
ST. CHARLES BORROWES, Ogle-street, Langbam-street,W.—Mass, Low, Sundays, 8, 9, & 10 a.m, week-days at 7.30 & 10 a.m.; High, at 11.15 a.m. Benediction at 3.45 p.m., and after Vespers. Vespers at 7 p.m. Confessions: On Wednesday and Friday from 7.30 p.m., Saturdays from 6 till 9.30 p.m.
ST. ETHELDREDA, Ely-place, Holborn.—Mass, Low, on Sundays at 7.30, 8.30, 9.30, and 10.15 a.m., week-days at 7, 8, 9, and 10 a.m.; High, on Sundays at 11.15 a.m., Holydays of Obligation at 11 a.m. Benediction on Sundays at 4 p.m. Vespers said in Benediction at 7 a.m; week-days at 3.30 p.m. Confessions: Every morning and evening, and at any time if a priest is asked for. Seat rents (no information). Supposed to be the last of the pre-Reformation churches in which mass was discontinued, and the first in which it has been restored.
ST. GEORGE'S CATHEDRAL, Southwark. — Mass, Low, Sundays at 6.30, 7.30, 8.30, and 9.30 a.m.; week days at 8, 9 and 10 a.m.; High at 11 a.m. Benediction for children at 2.30 p.m. Vespers, sermon, and Benediction at 6.30 p.m. Confessions: Every morning, and Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after 7 p.m. Seat rents, £2 per annum for each person.
ST. JOHN OF JERUSALEM Gt.Ormond Street, W.C. – Mass, Low and Holydays of Obligation at 8.30 am.; High, Sundays at 11.30 am. Low Mass with music and sermon. Benediction, Saturdays, Sundays, and Holydays of Obligation at 3.30 Confessions: Saturdays and eves of Feasts from 3 till 6 p.m., and every morning after Mass. Seat-rents, chairs 3d. and 6d.; afternoon sermon free. Attached to this church is the only Catholic Hospital in London. It is for women and children suffering from chronic and incurable maladies.
ST. JOSEPH, Bunhill-place – Mass, Low, on Sundays, at 8,9, and 10 a.m; High, at 11 a.m. with sermon, week-days at 8 and 9 a.m. Benediction after vespers on Sunday at 7 a.m. and at 3.30 pm. First Sunday of the month for the children. Rosary sermon and Benediction on Wednesdays and Fridays at 8.15 am. Confessions: On every morning of the week except Monday, and on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 6.30 p.m. Seat- rents £1. per annum.
ST. MARY AND ST. MICHAEL'S, Commercial-road, E – Mass, Low, Sundays, 7,8,9, and 10 a.m ; High, at 11.15 a.m. with sermon, Benediction, at 7p.m., with Vespers and sermon. Vespers at 7 p.m. Confessions: Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 6 till 10pm. Seat rents £1 per year. The largest Catholic church in Westminster. There is a fine stained-glass window.
Charles Dickens (Jr.), Dickens's Dictionary of London, 1879