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St. Peter Cornhill

SOURCE: REMARKS ON LONDON, being an Exact Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster, Borough of Southwark... By W. Stow., London, 1722.

A List of all the Cathedrals, Churches, and Chapels of Ease within the Bill of Mortality, withal shewing therein the sett Times of publick Prayers, receiving the Sacrament, and hearing Sermons both Ordinary and Extraordinary.

Note, Pr. signifies Prayers, Sac. Sacrament;
S. Sermon; and Lect. Lecturer.

St. Peter Cornhill, so called from a Corn Market which has been there time out of Memory. It is a Church of great Antiquity; for its probable that it was the first Christian Church in London, an Archbishop's See, and the Metropolitan of this Kingdom, so constituted and built by Lucius, the first Christian King in the world, in 179. But notwithstanding there are others who apply this priority and Antiquity to St. Peter's Abby at Westminster, or that most antient Building in the Great Sanctury, now called Beech's Cellars. This Parish contains about 174 fine Houses. Morning Pr. every Week day at 11, and Evening Pr. at 4; Sac. every Sunday at 11, after Sermon; a Weekly Lect. every Thursday at 11.