Henry Croswell et al. in St Bride's Church, Fleet Street, London - 20 October, 1878, 06:30 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 132:

[Croswell recorded that the service began at 6.30pm, but] I got there rather late, having attempted to get into S. Martin, Ludgate.

[…]

O[rgan]. – Moderate, in the West gallery.

H[ymns]. – Windle's, of S. Stephen's, Walbrook.

C[hoir]. – Charity girls and boys.  It was a service with little life. 

[The congregation numbered] 160 – It was the usual Low Church congregation with nothing to attract either in the service or in the sermon.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 132. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547485414804 accessed: 7 October, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Bride's Church, Fleet Street, London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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hymns selected from Windle's hymnal performed by the choir and organist of St Bride's Church Fleet Street
Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of St Bride's Church Fleet Street

Experience Information

Date/Time 20 October, 1878, 06:30 PM
Duration 1 hours 15 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. William Windle’s ‘The Church and Home Metrical Psalter and Hymn Book’ was published in a music edition revised by George Cooper in 1862.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 14 Jan 2019 17:03:35 +0000
Approved on Thu, 02 Jul 2020 08:06:55 +0100