Henry Croswell et al. in St Philip's Church, Dalston, East London - 29 April, 1877, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 104:

O[rgan]. –Middling in the West Gallery.

H[ymns]. –"Jesus lives …": "A living stream …" and ["]Jerusalem the golden …" from Hymns A. &. M. 

[The congregation numbered] 700 – The congregation consisted of the ordinary residents in the neighbourhood.  They were devout, well behaved and Low.


M[iscellaneous]. – It is High Low Church.


cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 104. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547205252851 accessed: 18 July, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Philip's Church, Dalston, East London


Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher

Listening to

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'Jesus lives!'
'A living stream'
written by Thomas Wright
'Jerusalem the golden'
written by Alexander Ewing

Experience Information

Date/Time 29 April, 1877, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 20 minutes
Medium live
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. ‘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.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 11 Jan 2019 11:14:13 +0000
Approved on Mon, 29 Jun 2020 12:11:34 +0100