Henry Croswell et al. in St Barnabas' Church, Homerton, East London - 8 June, 1879, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 156:
O[rgan]. – from S. Martin, Outwich, in 1875.
H[ymns]. – A. & M. Lots of books were lent.
C[hoir]. – Surpliced and cassocked. Twelve boys and ten young men.
[The congregation numbered] 500 – There were too many young females in proportion to others. Is this the usual result of Anglican services?
M[iscellaneous]. – It is a well behaved congregation of quite lower middle class people. We liked the church and service much.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 156. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547725673420 accessed: 1 December, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|hymns selected from 'Hymns A&M'||performed by the choir and organist of St Barnabas' Church Homerton|
|Anglican church music||performed by the choir and organist of St Barnabas' Church Homerton|
|Date/Time||8 June, 1879, 07:00 PM|
|Duration||1 hours 20 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. ‘Hymns Ancient and Modern for use in the Services of the Church’ (1861; Appendix, 1868; Second edition, 1875; Supplement, 1889) was envisaged as an anthology of the best hymns available and became the most widely-used hymnbook in the Church of England during the late nineteenth century. William Henry Monk (1823–89) was musical editor.