Henry Croswell et al. in St Augustine's Church, Highbury New Park, Islington, London - 20 May, 1877, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 107:

This was Whitsun Day. 

[…]

O[rgan]. –Pretty, powerful, perfect, the pipes on both sides and well played by Glenn Wesley.

H[ymns]. –"Jesu, our loving hearts …"; "Our Blest Redeemer …" and "Saviour again in Thy …"

C[hoir]. –Fourteen men and twelve boys with nice singing, the congregation singing also. 

[The congregation numbered] 1200 – There were many fashinables [sic] but all were very attentive and devout.

[…]

M[iscellaneous]. – It is a model Low Church but, alas, with an Evening Communion.

 

 

 

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 107. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547208771776 accessed: 25 January, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Augustine's Church, Highbury New Park, Islington, London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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'Saviour, again to Thy dear Name we raise' performed by Glenn Wesley, the choir and congregation of St Augustine's Church Highbury New Park
'Our Blest Redeemer' performed by Glenn Wesley, the choir and congregation of St Augustine's Church Highbury New Park
'Jesu, our loving hearts' performed by Glenn Wesley, the choir and congregation of St Augustine's Church Highbury New Park
Anglican church music performed by Glenn Wesley, the choir of St Augustine's Church Highbury New Park

Experience Information

Date/Time 20 May, 1877, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 30 minutes
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. The hymn referred to by Croswell as 'Jesu, our loving hearts' has been difficult to trace. It is possible that he meant 'Jesu, Thou Joy of loving hearts'.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 11 Jan 2019 12:12:52 +0000
Approved on Mon, 29 Jun 2020 12:28:49 +0100