Fifth Viscount Torrington in Church of St Alkmund, Shrewsbury - 21 July, 1793, in the morning

from A Tour to North Wales, 1793, page 234:

According to my intentions of devotion, I enquired for the Church of St. Alkmund (who was he?) where a famous preacher holds forth.  So I went soon after ten o’clock; and was shewn into the Corporation seat, (I believe); and well I came early, as the church was crowded to hear their famous preacher.The service was drowsily perform’d by a sick looking curate.  A Psalm, and a hymn were decently sung.

cite as

John Byng, A Tour to North Wales, 1793. In C. Bruyn Andrews (ed.), The Torrington Diaries Containing the Tours Throughout England and Wales of the Hon. John Byng (Later Fifth Viscount Torrington) Between the Years 1781 and 1794, volume 3 (London, 1936), p. 234. accessed: 28 May, 2024

location of experience: Church of St Alkmund, Shrewsbury


Fifth Viscount Torrington
Army officer, civil servant, diarist

Listening to

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a psalm and a hymn

Experience Information

Date/Time 21 July, 1793, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 03 Jan 2019 18:18:46 +0000
Approved on Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:23:10 +0000