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SITUATED in the Whitechapel Road in the very heart of Old Whitechapel, the Church of St. Mary Matfelon rears a stately tower and noble front to the busy street. Built in early Gothic style, with a vaulted roof seventy-nine feet from the floor, and with accommodation for 1,600 worshippers, the church receives unstinted admiration from its many visitors. The present building is the fourth on the site. The record of rectors goes back to 1327, but the first church was much earlier, without doubt. The first erection had a tower the top courses of which were of white stone and the little building was promptly dubbed the ' White Chapel.' That name was in time given to the whole parish.
The present Rector, the Rev. John A. Mayo , has often been heard from the Studio during
Sunday evening services, being one of the first to give wireless sermons and a. staunch friend of broadcasting from the earliest days. Two years ago arrangements had been made to relay the Carols and Waits from the actual churchyard, but just as the transmission was about to begin the rain came down in torrents, and everyone concerned retreated into the church building itself, taking the microphone with them. The Carols were therefore relayed from the building, with very happy results.


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