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.

cite as

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: 7 July, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Barnabas' Church, Homerton, East London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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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

Experience Information

Date/Time 8 June, 1879, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 20 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. ‘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.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:47:53 +0000
Approved on Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:53:50 +0100