Henry Croswell et al. in St Agatha's Church, Wilson Street, London - between 3 October, 1875, 07:00 PM and 13 April, 1879, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 38:
O[rgan]. – Behind the Altar!
C[hoir]. – Eight boys and eight young men with a cross-bearer. All are good trained singers.
[The congregation numbered] 100 – This is a small Mission Church and there were a few working men from the Club.
M[iscellaneous]. – It is a nice little ritualistic service very like that of S. Philip, Clerkenwell. The People's Hymnal is used but the hymns are all in Hymns, A.&M.
REVISITED on Easter Sunday … more >>
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 38. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1546961025265 accessed: 7 December, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Date/Time||between 3 October, 1875, 07:00 PM and 13 April, 1879, 07:00 PM|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
Henry Croswell (1840–93) kept a record of his visits to churches in London over a period of more than twelve years (1872–85). He made methodical notes about the number of clergy, the churchmanship, the congregation, the sermon and the church architecture, as well as commenting on the music that he heard (the organ, the hymns and the choir). The above listening experience has been extracted from one of these records. 'The People's Hymnal' was compiled by Richard Frederick Littledale (1833-90) in 1867. Littledale was a prominent Tractarian, translator and writer of hymns, and editor of hymnals. ‘Hymns Ancient and Modern for use in the Services of the Church’ (1861; Appendix, 1868; Second edition, 1875; Supplement, 1889) was envisaged as an anthology of the best hymns available and became the most widely-used hymnbook in the Church of England during the late nineteenth century. William Henry Monk (1823–89) was musical editor.