Countess Granville in St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge and Temple Church, London - 21 April, 1844

from Letter from Lady Granville to her sister, Lady Carlisle, 22 April 1844, page 382:

I went yesterday morning to St. Paul's [Knightsbridge]. I never liked anything so much as Mr. Bennett’s sermon; never disliked anything so much as the performance of the service, a sort of parody of what I do not like at Rome. The clergyman who read the service hummed it over in a monotonous rapid mutter, the new way I am told. The music constant, troublesome, lively, inefficient, so that the Litany was like charity school children divided by London cries. But then came Mr. Bennett, admirable, simple. The soundest doctrine, warmest piety, and most practical result. …   more >>

cite as

Henrietta Elizabeth [Harriet] Leveson Gower, Letter from Lady Granville to her sister, Lady Carlisle, 22 April 1844. In F. Leveson Gower (ed.), Letters of Harriet Countess Granville, 1810–1845, 3rd edition, volume 2 (London, 1894), p. 382. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1538664191004 accessed: 13 August, 2020

location of experience: St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge and Temple Church, London

Listeners

Countess Granville
1785-1862

Listening to

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Music at church services

Experience Information

Date/Time 21 April, 1844
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

Harriet Leveson Gower's sister, Georgiana Dorothy Howard, was titled Lady Morpeth until September 1825, after which she was titled Lady Carlisle.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 04 Oct 2018 15:43:12 +0100
Approved on Thu, 11 Oct 2018 18:08:54 +0100