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.
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.)
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|Date/Time||18 May, 1879, 07:00 PM|
|Duration||1 hours 10 minutes|
|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.