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St. James's Chapel

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. James's Chapel, in the Royal Palace of St. James, which had been the Hospital of St. James, founded before the Norman Conquest, by the Citizens of London, for 14 leprous Sisters, or devout Maidens, with whom King Henry compounded in the 23d Year of his Reign, and thereon built this Mansion house, after the antient Palace of Westminster had been destroyed by Fire in 1512. Morning Pr. at 8 and 11, and Evening Pr. at 5; but in his Majesty's Absence only twice, viz. at 11 and 5. Sac. is administered (if the King be present) twice avery Sunday, at 8 and 12, but if otherwise, only at 12 after Sermon : besides S. on all Sundays at the usual Hours; extraordinary S. are on Jan. 30. May 29. Nov. 5. and all other publick Solemnities, on Ash Wednesday, all Wednesdays and Fridays in Lent, Good Friday, Easter, Christmas, and several other Holy days.