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St Peter's Church, London

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#222 of 266 in Historic Sites in London
St Peter, Vere Street, known until 1832 as the Oxford Chapel after its founder Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer, is a former Anglican church off Oxford Street, London. It has sometimes been referred to as the Marybone Chapel or Marylebone Chapel.HistoryThe chapel was designed by James Gibbs in 1722. It was originally intended as a Chapel of Ease to supplement the parish church for the growing parish of Marylebone.It was licensed for marriages from 1722 to 1754 and between 1930 and its deconsecration: Margaret Bentinck (daughter of the 2nd Earl, and Duchess of Portland) married here. Incumbents included the theologian Frederick Maurice (1860–69), and William Boyce was the chapel's organist from 1734 to 1736. Its interior appears in plate 2 of Hogarth's print series Industry and Idleness. It was also here that the famous London French Master Chef Jassintour Rozea married his French wife Mary Magdalen Bernard in April 1744. They lived on Duke Street close to Grosvenor Square. He became Master Chef to the Duke of Somerset, Charles Seymour presenting sumptuous banquets for his guests. He wrote several cookery books on gourmet French cooking in the 1750s. Jassintour's sister Anne Rozea married Robert Gunnell of the House of Commons in 1745, who later with Lord North compiled the Tax Acts that led to the American War of Independence.
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  • Strange building that was a church at some stage in the past. Nice building but not worth a visit. Not recommended.  more »
  • It’s something of an anomaly that St. Peter’s is still described as a church and yet is closed for services this Sunday and every Sunday. That’s because it had been deconsecrated and is now houses the...  more »
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  • Beautiful church often passed by but really always wanted to go in so did this time I did very pleasant visit
  • Was at a confirmation service today at St Peters and it was incredibly welcoming. As an Anglican in a Catholic church, I did not feel like an outsider, in fact was surprised by the similarities in the service. Bishop Nicolas delivered a very meaningful sermon and all the switching between Italian and English was fascinating! The artwork in the Catholic churches is always beautiful. Thank you for a lovely service!
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