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

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Presbyterian Places of Worship.—The following information has been kindly furnished by the respective ministers, the “terms of membership” being given in their own words:
BELGRAVE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Halkin-street-west, Belgrave-square— Terms of Membership: “Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and obedience to His will.” Seat rents (no information)
BOW-ROAD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, corner of Mornington-road, Bow, E.— Terms of Membership: “Faith in Christ evidenced by a consistent Christian life.” Seat rents from 2s. to 5S.
per quarter. Services: Sunday, at 11 am. and 6.30 p.m.; Wednesday, at 7.30 p.m.; mothers’ meeting, Monday, at 2.30 p.m.; Minister’s Bible class, Thursday, 8 p.m.
CALEDONIAN (SCOTCH) CHURCH, Holloway-road, N. — Terms of Membership: “Belief in the doctrines and truths of the Gospel of Christ, and conformity to the rules of the Presbyterian form of worship.” Seat rents, 4s. and 5s. per quarter per sitting. The Church of Scotland in England desires to supply the ordinances of the Gospel to her own people, according to the forms of Presbyterianism.
CAMBERWELL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF ENGLAND, Brunswick-square, Church-street, Camberwell, SE— Terms of Membership:  “Credible profession on the basis of the ‘Westminster Confession of Faith.’” Seat rents by free-will offerings: majority of worshippers giving 20s. each per annum. Church is about 10 years old; Gothic, stone; structure not yet completed; has already cost about £9,000
CLAPTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Downs-park-road, Hackney-downs, E. — Seat rents: no information. Services: Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m.; Wednesday evening at 7.30.
CROWN COURT CHURCH (National Scotch, Russell-street Covent-garden—Seat rents, various (according to position).
ISLINGTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Colebrooke-row, N— Terms of Membership:  “Credible profession of the Christian religion or certificate of membership from another Christian Church.”
MARYLEBONE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Upper George-street, Bryanston-square, W. Seat rent (no information). 1,625 sittings. The congregation has been 35 years in existence. OXENDON CHURCH, Haverstock-hill, NW.— Terms of Membership:  “Simple profession of faith in the Word of God, as explained in ‘Westminster Confession.”’ Seat rents quarterly, from 3s. to 7s. Services: Sunday, 11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m.; Wednesday evening, 7.30; Sunday-school,  10 and 3; Minister’s class for all persons over 14, at 8.
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Holly park, Crouch Hill, N.— Terms of Membership:  “Christian profession.” 660 sittings, all free. New church opened 1878.
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Oxford-street, Stepney, E.— Terms of Membership: “ Professed faith in Christ, and a course of life known to be consistent with the same.” Seat rents not stated. Services: Sunday at 11 am. and 6.30 p.m. ; Wednesday evening 7.30; Minister’s Bible class every Monday evening; prayer meeting on Saturday evening at 7.30.
ST. ANDREW’S CHURCH, Broadway, Ealing, W.— Terms of Membership:  “ Received by the Church Session on profession of faith in Christ and desire to become a member, and after examination as to knowledge and faith” Seat rents, mostly 5s. a quarter, others less, to 2s. a quarter. The church was opened for worship in the beginning of 1875.
ST. JOHN’S CHURCH, Devonshire-road, Forest Hill, S.E. Terms of Membership: “Agreement with the system of scripture doctrine as contained in the ‘Westminster Confession of Faith.’ The church is supported by voluntary contributions.
ST. JOHN’S CHURCH, High-road, Tottenham.— Terms of Membership:  “Belief in the Lord Jesus Christ, and a becoming character.” Seat rents £1 per annum, or less, according to circumstances. Founded in 1864.
ST. JOHN’S WOOD CHURCH, Marlborough-pl, St. John’s Wood, N.W.— Terms of Membership: “A credible profession of faith in the Divine Saviour, and a corresponding Christian behaviour.” Seat rents: no information. The money raised for congregational, missionary, and benevolent purposes last year (1878) was £5,000.
ST. MARK’S CHURCH, South-Street, Greenwich, SE— Terms of Membership:  “Credible profession of living faith in our Lord Jesus Christ” Seat rents £440 (charge for sittings not stated). Seated for about 800. Total income last year for all purposes about £2,000 including sum subscribed to missions, &c.
ST. PAUL’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF ENGLAND, Westbourne-grove-terrace, Bayswater. Terms of Membership: “Credible profession of personal Christianity.”
Seat rents: information can be obtained from pew-openers.
TRINITY CHURCH, Clapham-road, S.E— Terms of Membership:  ‘A. credible profession of faith in Christ and the doctrines of the Word of God.” The church is supported by seat rents and collections {charge for sittings not stated). The church is of Corinthian architecture, is seated for about 1,400, and cost £13,000. There are also a lecture-hall and class-rooms.
TRINITY CHURCH, Kensington-park-road, Notting Hill, W.— Terms of Membership:  As in Presbyterian Churches. Seat rents from 8s. to £2 per annum.
WANDSWORTH CHURCH, Morton-road, Wandsworth.—Tercentenary church, founded in 1873, in commemoration of the first establishment of Presbyterianism in England, 1573.

Charles Dickens (Jr.), Dickens's Dictionary of London, 1879