IX. CHURCH SERVICES.
Almost every religious denomination and sect is represented in London, and the object of the following list is to mention the most centrally situated places of worship of each important denomination, besides others that are noted for their preachers or some special association. Every parish has its church belonging to the Church of England, and only a few of the most interesting are here mentioned. The hours of the principal services on Sunday are mentioned after each church. Many of the Saturday newspapers publish a list of preachers for the following day. A complete list of churches will be found in the clerical section of the Post Office Directory.
Baptist. Bloomsbury Chapel, Shaftesbury Avenue ; 11 & 7, on Thursday at 8 p.m. - Regent's Park Chapel, Park Square East ; 11 & 7, on Thursday at 7.45.- Westbourne Park Chapel, Porchester Road ; 11 & 7, Wednesday at 8. - Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington Butts , the church of the Rev. C. H. Spurgeon (died 1892); 11 & 6.30, Monday & Thursday at 7.30.
Catholic Apostolic, in Gordon Square and in Orchard St., Westminster ; 10 & 5.
Christian Science. First Church of Christ Scientist, Sloane Terrace ; 11.30 & 7, Wednesday at 8. - Second Church, Palace Gardens Terrace ; 11.30 & 7, Wednesday at 8. - Third Church, 7 Curzon St. ; 11.30 & 7, Wednesday at 8. -Seventh Church, Wright's Lane, Kensington .
Congregationalists or Independents. City Temple, Holborn Viaduct ; 11 & 7, Thursday at noon.
- Westminster Chapel (Dr. Hutton), Buckingham Gate ; 11 & 7, Friday at 8. - Christ Church (Dr. William C. Poole), Westminster Bridge Road ; 11, 3.30, and 6.30, Thursday at 7.30.
- King's Weigh House Chapel (Dr. Orchard), Duke St., Mayfair; 11 & 7, Wednesday at 8. - Whitefield's Tabernacle, Tottenham Court Road ; 11 & 7, Thursday at 8. - Pilgrim Fathers' Memorial Church, New Kent Road , the oldest Congregational church in London (1616); 11 & 7, Tuesday at 8, Thursday at 8.30. Lyndhurst Road Church (Dr. Horton), Hampstead ; 11 & 6.30, Thursday at 7.45. - Brixton Independent Church (Rev. Bernard Snell), 364 Brixton Road ; 11 & 6.45, Thursday at 8.
Ethical Societies. South Place Institute, South Place, Finsbury Pavement , 11 a.m. - West London Ethical Church, 46 Queen's Road, Bayswater ; 11 & 6.30.
Friends or Quakers. Friends House (Headquarters), Euston Road; 11; Tuesday at 10.30, Wednesday at 1.20. - Westminster Meeting House, 52 St. Martin's Lane ; 11.
Jews. The services begin at sunset on Fridays. The office of the Chief Rabbi (Very Rev. J. H. Hertz) is in Mulberry St., Commercial Road East. Great Synagogue (Chief Rabbi), St. James's Place, Aldgate . - Central Synagogue, Great Portland St. . - West London Synagogue of British Jews, 34 Upper Berkeley St. . - New West End Synagogue, St. Petersburgh Place . - Spanish & Portuguese Synagogues, in Bevis Marks, E.C. , and in Lauderdale Road, Maida Vale . - Liberal Jewish Synagogue, St. John's Wood Road.
Methodists, (a Wesleyan Methodists: Hinde Street Chapel, Manchester Square ; 11 & 7, Tuesday & Friday at 8.15. Wesley's Chapel, 47 City Road ; 11 & 6.30, Fri. at 7.30. Kingsway
Hall, corner of Kingsway and Great Queen St. ; 11 & 7. - (b) Primitive Methodists: Marylebone Chapel, Seymour Place ; 11 & 6.30, Thursday at 7.45 & 8.30. Surrey Chapel, Blackfriars Road ; 11, 3.30, & 7, Wednesday & Thursday at 8.30. - (c) United Methodist Church: Brunswick Chapel, 156 Great Dover St.; 11 & 6.30, Tuesday at 7.30. Victoria Chapel, next 192 Vauxhall Bridge Road ; 11 & 6.30, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Saturday at 8. - Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Charing Cross Road ; 10.45 & 6.30, Tuesday & Thursday at 8.
Moslems. Prayer House, 111 Campden Hill Road . - Mosque (under construction), 63 Melrose Road, Southfields. - Mosque at Woking Cemetery.
Positivists. The Positivist Society holds meetings at Essex Hall, Essex St. , at 7 p.m. from October to March. - Church of Humanity, Chapel St., Bedford Row, W.C. ; 11.15, Wednesday at 7.
Presbyterians. (a) Church of Scotland: Crown Court Scottish National Church, Crown Court, Russell St. ; 11.15 & 6.30, Thursday at 8. St. Columba's (Dr. Fleming), Pont St., Belgravia ; 11 & 6.30. - (b) Presbyterian Church of England: Regent Square Church, Regent Square, Gray's Inn Road ; 11 & 7, Wednesday at 8. Marylebone Church, Upper George St.; 11 & 7, Thursday at 8.15. Belgrave Church, West Halkin St., Belgrave Square ; 11 & 7, Wednesday at 7.30.
Roman Catholics. On Sunday mornings the services are almost continuous from an early' hour; High Mass usually begins at 10.30 or 11. Vespers begin at 6.30 or 7, and there is usually an afternoon service also. Services are held on week-days at varying hours. - Westminster Cathedral. - St. George's Cathedral, St. George's Road, Southwark. - Our Lady of Victories (formerly the Pro-Cathedral), Kensington High St. The Oratory, Brompton Road . - St. Patrick's, Soho Square. - St. Etheldreda's, Ely Place, Holborn .-St. James's, Spanish Place . -Jesuit Church (Immaculate Conception), Farm St., Berkeley Square . - Carmelite Church, Church St., Kensington .
Swedenborgians. New Church College Chapel, Devonshire St., Islington ; 11 & 7. - New Jerusalem Church, Argyle Square, King's Cross ; 11 & 7.
Theosophists. Headquarters, 23 Bedford Square, W.C. 1, daily 11-8, Saturday 11-6. Lectures at 93 Mortimer St., W. (Sunday 7 p.m., Thursday & Friday 8 p.m.) and 153 Brompton Road, S.W. 3 (Sunday 6.30 p.m., Tuesday 8 p.m., Friday 3.30 p.m.).
Unitarians. Unity Church, Upper St., Islington ; 11 & 7 - Rosslyn Hill Chapel, Pilgrim's Lane, Hampstead ; 11 & 6.30. - Essex Church (Rev. J. H. Weatherall), The Mall, Kensington ; 11 & 7.
The Salvation Army has its headquarters at 101 Queen Victoria St. . -The Church Army has its headquarters at 55 Bryanston St. .
Foreign Churches. Armenian. St. Sarkis, Iverna Gardens , 11 a.m. - Belgian. Our Lady of Hal (temporary building), Arlington Rdied, Camden Town. -Danish. Lutheran, King St., Poplar; Danish Service at Marlborough House Chapel, 4.30 p.m. - Dutch. Reformed, 6 Austin Friars ; 11.15 a.m. - French. Roman Catholic: Notre Dame de France, 5 Leicester Place, Leicester Square . Protestant: Huguenot Church, 9 Soho Square, 11 & 6.30; Evangelical Reformed, Monmouth Road, Westbourne Grove, 11 & 6.30. - German. Protestant churches in Cleve- land St., Fitzroy Square; Ritson Road, Dalston; Goulston St., White-chapel; Little Alie St., E. - Greek Church. St. Sophia, Moscow Road, Bayswater , 11, on Saturday at 5.30 p.m. (5 in winter); St. Philip, Buckingham Palace Road . -Italian. Roman Catholic: St. Peter's, Clerkenwell Road . - Lithuanian. Roman Catholic: St. Casimir, Oval, Hackney Road . - Norwegian. Ebenezer Church, Redriff Road, Rotherhithe , 10.45 & 5. - Polish. Roman Catholic Church, Mercer St., Shadwell . - Swedish. Lutheran Church, Harcourt St., Marylebone , 11 & 5.30. - Swiss. Protestant Church, 79 Endell St., 11; St. Anne and St. Agnes, Gresham St., 11 (and 6.30 p.m. September-June).