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Places of Worship.—The following information has
been kindly furnished by the respective ministers the “terms of membership”
being given in their own words:
GLEBE PLACE OF WORSHIP CHAPEL, Glebe House, Chelsea. - Terms of membership: “Repentance on account of sin, pardon by the blood of the cross of Christ, and constant obedience to the revealed Word of God.” Seat rents, 2s. 6d. per quarter; no collections at the doors; a box to help general expenses. This Church was founded, or rather reformed, on account of the views of Christian communities, and denies all vile and vain ritual, fancy fairs, and all such like vanities, to raise money, &c.
GRAFTON HALL, Grafton-street, Fitzroy-square, W.—Terms of membership: “A profession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and acceptance of the Bible as the Word of the only true God.” Seats all free. The congregation and Church worshipping here are the fruit of the labours of the
pastor of the “Christian Men’s Union Gospel Mission” and his helpers.
PROTESTANT EVANGELICAL CHAPEL, Whitehorse-street Stepney.— Terms of membership: “Faith in Christ. We believe that the Church of Christ is a family, and not a society connected together by identity of opinion; so that wherever Christ has a lover, we have a brother.” Seat rents (charges not stated) go to defray the working expenses. The pastor is supported by the voluntary offerings of the congregation.
SEAMEN’S CHAPEL, St. George’s-street, near Well-street, opposite the London Docks.—All seats free. This chapel is one of the Seamen’s Christian Friend Society’s Mission stations, and the society is established on the same basis as the Bible Society, i.e. unsectarian.
THE CHAPEL OF THE CHILDREN’S HOME, Bonner-rd, Victoria-park.—No membership exists. All seats free. The chapel is connected with the Children’s Home Orphanage and Refuge, but is open to the public. The musical service is conducted by a trained choir of the children.
Charles Dickens (Jr.), Dickens's Dictionary of London, 1879