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St. Martin in the Fields

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. Martin in the Fields, in St. Martin's Lane, near Charing Cross, dedicated to St. Martin, Confessor and Bishop of Tours in France, where he died when 81 Years of Age, in 399 or 404; and his Festival, instituted by Pope Martin the First, upon Nov. 11. is annually celebrated by this Parish, which contains 3780 Dwelling Houses. Morning Pr. in this Church, (which is lately pull'd down to be rebuilt) were daily at 6 from Ladyday to Michaelmas, and 7 from thence to Ladyday again, and on Wednesdays, Fridays, Holy days, and State Days, at 10; Evening Pr. at 6, but on Saturdays and Holy Days at 3. Sac. on every first Sunday of the Month, Christmas Day, Easter Day, and Whitsunday twice, viz. at 6 in Summer, and 7 in Winter; and again at 12; but on every Sunday of the Month, except the first, New Years Day, Good Friday, and Ascension day, only at 12; a Charity S. on every third Sunday of the Month at 5; and on all publick Solemnities, and other Occasions, at 10.