Charles C.F. Greville in Newman Street, London - 1 December, 1833

from Journal entry, 2 December 1833, page 40:

I went yesterday to Edward Irving’s chapel to hear him preach, and witness the exhibition of the tongues. […] The business was conducted with decency, and the congregation was attentive. It began with a hymn, the words given out by one of the assistant preachers, and sung by the whole flock. This, which seems to be common to all dissenting services, is always very fine, the full swell of human voices producing a grand effect.

cite as

Charles C.F. Greville, Journal entry, 2 December 1833. In Henry Reeve (ed.), The Greville Memoirs: A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV and King William IV, volume 3 (London, 1874), p. 40. accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: Newman Street, London


Charles C.F. Greville
Clerk-in-ordinary to the Privy Council, Political and social diarist, Private secretary

Listening to

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A congregational hymn performed by The church congregation

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 December, 1833
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Edward Irving (1792–1834), preacher and theologian, was a founding member of a denomination known as the Catholic Apostolic Church

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 22 Jun 2018 17:22:10 +0100
Approved on Sat, 30 Jun 2018 19:35:33 +0100