Henry Croswell et al. in St John the Baptist Church, Cleveland Road, Islington, London - between 20 August, 1876, 07:00 PM and 28 September, 1879

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 82:

O[rgan]. – Small and new, the music plain.

C[hoir]. – Three ladies and one gentleman.

[The congregation numbered] 400

[…]

M[iscellaneous]. – It is a "respectable" congregation.  In the side aisle were a large number of "respectable" ill behaved children.

WHEN REVISITED 28/9/[18]79  I found all altered and improved.  It was well attended, there were two clergy and a large choir of men and boys.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 82. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547126270275 accessed: 17 May, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St John the Baptist Church, Cleveland Road, Islington, London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of St John the Baptist Church Cleveland Road

Experience Information

Date/Time between 20 August, 1876, 07:00 PM and 28 September, 1879
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

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.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 10 Jan 2019 13:17:50 +0000
Approved on Mon, 29 Jun 2020 10:57:05 +0100