Samuel Pepys in Old St Paul's Cathedral - 28 February, 1664

from Diary of Samuel Pepys, 28 February 1664, page 358:

Lords day. Up and walked to Pauls; and by chance it was an extraordinary day for the Readers of the Inns of Court and all the students to come to church, it being an old ceremony not used these 25 years - upon the first Sunday in Lent. Abundance there was of students, more than there was room to seat but upon forms, and the Church mighty full. One Hawkins preached, an Oxford man - a good sermon upon these words: “But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable.” Both before and after sermon I was most impatiently troubled at the Quire, the worst that ever I heard.
cite as

Samuel Pepys, Diary of Samuel Pepys, 28 February 1664. In Robert Latham and William Matthews (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys : a selection (London, 2003), p. 358. accessed: 23 September, 2023

location of experience: Old St Paul's Cathedral


Samuel Pepys
Member of Parliament, Diarist, Naval officer

Listening to

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Choral singing performed by Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral

Experience Information

Date/Time 28 February, 1664
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:09:13 +0100