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@ (Church of England) from St. Mary the Virgin, Merton
9.30 Order of Service
Hymn, New every morning is the love (A. and M. 4; S.P. 31)
Confession and Absolution
Lesson, St. John iii, 25-36
Collects and Prayers
Hymn, O worship the King (A. and M. 167; S.P. 618)
Address by the Rev. H. W. DUNK
Hymn, Christ, Whose glory fills the skies (A. and M. 7 ; S.P. 26)
Organist, C. Hyde
The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Alerton, was founded about a.d. 1115 by Gilbert the Norman, High Sheriff of Surrey, and retains conspicuous features of the ancient building. A church of earlier date is mentioned in the Domesday Book. Once a country church, it now serves a wide and populous area. It was used by Lord Nelson when he made his home at Merton Place. The bench from his pew and his hatchment are still to be seen. He went to Trafalgar from Merton, and a son of the vicar was on the Victory with him at the time of his death.
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