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MEALE, (John) Arthur (1880 - 1932), Organist and Director of Music, Central Hall, Westminster, SW

BARNETT, Dr Maurice (1917 - 1980), Minister, Westminster Central Hall, London, since 1964

BARNETT, Samuel Augustus (1844 - 1913), Canon of Bristol, 1893; Canon of Westminster, 1906; Steward of Westminster from 1911; one of the Founders and Warden of Toynbee Hall, Whitechapel, 1884–1906; President of Toynbee Hall from 1906; President of the Sunday Society

HORNE, Alderson Burrell (1863 - 1953), (Anmer Hall); Actor-Manager, late owner of Westminster Theatre, SW1

HALL, Francis de Havilland (1847 - 1929), Consulting Physician to the Westminster Hospital; President of Medical Society of London, 1903–04

ATKINS, Dr Martyn David (born 1955), Superintendent Minister and Team Leader, Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, since 2015

HALL, John Robert (born 1949), Dean of Westminster, since 2006; Dean of the Order of the Bath, since 2006

LLOYD WEBBER, William Southcombe (1914 - 1982), Director, London College of Music, since 1964; Professor of Theory and Composition, Royal College of Music, since 1946; Musical Director, Central Hall, Westminster, since 1958

HALL, Edwin Thomas (1851 - 1923), a Fellow and Past Vice-President of the Royal Institute of British Architects; Fellow and Member of Council of Royal Sanitary Institute; Architect to the British Home and Hospital for Incurables, and the City of Westminster Union

GOODENOUGH, William Macnamara (1899 - 1951), DL, JP, Chairman, Barclays Bank Ltd, 1947–51 (Director, 1929–51); Chairman of Trustees of Nuffield Trust for the University Medical School, Oxford, the Nuffield Foundation, Nuffield College, Oxford, Nuffield Dominions Trust, Oxford, Nuffield Trust for the Forces of the Crown, Nuffield Provincial Hospitals Trust and Imperial Relations Trust; Deputy Steward, Oxford University; Hon. Student, Christ Church, Oxford, 1947; Director of Mercantile and General Reinsurance Co. Ltd, Westminster Chambers Assoc. Ltd and Foundling Estates Ltd; Member of Council of Foreign Bondholders; Governor, Wellington College; Chairman of Governors of Dominion Students’ Hall Trust


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Built by William Rufus (1097) as an extension of Edward the Confessor's palace, is the only surviving part of the original palace of Westminster. Used initially for feasts, then early parliaments, it developed into an administrative centre, housing the Courts of Common Pleas, King's Bench, Chancery, Exchequer, and Star Chamber.

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