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St. Giles Cripplegate

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. Giles Cripplegate, at the lower End of Red Cross Street, built by one Alsume, Bishop of London, in 1090 or 1102, and dedicated to St. Giles, Abbot of Nismes near Roan in France, where this holy Confessor died about the Year 700, and his Festival is celebrated annually on the first of September. Herein is a Stone Monument of one Constance Whitney, ? out of a Coffin, as an Emblem of the Resurrection of the Dead, which some falsly take for Matter of Fact, in Remembrance of a Gentlewoman, who rose again. This Parish contains about 4000 Dwellings Houses. Morning Pr. are only on Litany Days, i.e. Wednesday, Fridays, and all Holy days,at 11; Evening Pr. at 8, excepting Sunday Nights, Lect. every Sunday Morning at 6 in Summer, 7 in Winter; a Charity S. on the last Sunday of every Month, at 5 in the Afternoon, and on all State Days.