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St. Saviour in Southwark

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. Saviour in Southwark, dedicated to our blessed Saviour, commonly called St. Mary Overy, or Overee, that is, over the River, beacuse before the Building of London Bridge, there was a Ferry over the River; of the Profits thereof, the Ferry Man's Daughter, (called Mary) built a Nunnery in this Place. The Parish contains 2500 Houses. Morning Pr. on Wednesdays, Fridays, and all Holy days, at 11.