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Where is Belgravia?

18 December 2020

December 24th, 1920.

WE HAVE received some angry letters controverting the statement, by a housekeeper in Belgravia, respecting the inadequate provision made by the churches in that district for the spiritual needs of domestic servants. Our original correspondent’s complaint was unambiguous and circumstantial, but it appears from letters since received that she was mistaken. What, however, is by no means clear is the particular area connoted by the term Belgravia. In the ’nineties it was a favourite field of activity for the heroines of Ouida’s and other novelists’ creation, but reference to the works in which they appear leave the matter yet uncertain. A correspondent whose letter we print this week apparently regards St Paul’s, Knightsbridge, as within the boundaries of Belgravia, but that we can hardly believe to be reasonable. However, wherever it may be, there seems to be provision enough of opportunity for seven o’clock Communion, and we are sorry that its clergymen, whoever they may prove to be, should have been made to appear careless of their responsibility in this matter.


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