Henry Croswell et al. in The Church of St John of Jerusalem, South Hackney, East London - 18 May, 1879, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 155:

O[rgan]. – Large, fine, near the Chancel.

H[ymns]. – 23rd Psalm (Anthem) "O Lord, how happy …" "…Who givest all …"

C[hoir]. – A large number, surpliced.  There was good, quick singing.

[The congregation numbered] 900 – Those near us furnished a great argument in favour of the sexes bei[ng] separated in churches.

[…]

M[iscellaneous]. – It is an Anglican High Church service. 

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 155. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547723938190 accessed: 28 September, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: The Church of St John of Jerusalem, South Hackney, East London

Listeners

Listening to

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Psalm 23 performed by the choir and organist of St John of Jerusalem Church South Hackney
'O Lord, how happy should we be' performed by the choir and organist of St John of Jerusalem Church South Hackney
Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of St John of Jerusalem Church South Hackney
'O Lord of Heav'n, and earth, and sea' performed by the choir and organist of St John of Jerusalem Church South Hackney

Experience Information

Date/Time 18 May, 1879, 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.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:18:58 +0000
Approved on Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:51:35 +0100