Henry Croswell et al. in St Mary's Church, Stoke Newington, London - 24 in the middle of 1877, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 112:

a short unmusical service.

[…]

O[rgan]. – Old and small but well played.

H[ymns]. – "I heard the voice of …"; "O Paradise …" from Hymns A. & M.

C[hoir]. – A few young ladies and gentlemen in the gallery 

[The congregation numbered] 300 – There were many old people.

[…]

M[iscellaneous]. – […] It is Low Church - the only one in the Parish of Stoke Newington.

 

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 112. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547462323427 accessed: 5 October, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Mary's Church, Stoke Newington, London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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'I heard the voice of Jesus say' performed by the choir and organist of St Mary's Church Stoke Newington
Anglican church music including an anthem performed by the choir and organist of St Mary's Church Stoke Newington
O Paradise! performed by the choir and organist of St Mary's Church Stoke Newington

Experience Information

Date/Time 24 in the middle of 1877, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 10 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. In the transcript, the record is dated as 24 July, which was a Tuesday. Given that Croswell usually mentions if he has visited a church on a weekday, it is more likely that the date of the visit was Sunday 24 June.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 14 Jan 2019 10:38:43 +0000
Approved on Mon, 29 Jun 2020 13:48:39 +0100