Henry Croswell et al. in St Jude's Church, Bethnal Green, East End of London - 15 June, 1879, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 157:

 

[Croswell recorded that the service began at 6.30pm] but we didn't get there until 7.0 - at the First Lesson.

[…]

O[rgan]. – In the West gallery.

H[ymns]. – Hymnal Companion.  Many had no books.

C[hoir]. – Twenty youths and boys unsurpliced in the Chancel (Dummies) and twenty young females in the West Gallery (Squallers)

[The congregation numbered] 120 – There were many badly behaved children or Bethnal Green young ladies and young gentlemen.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 157. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1548328798447 accessed: 20 February, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Jude's Church, Bethnal Green, East End of London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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Hymns selected from the 'Hymnal Companion' performed by the choir and organist of St Jude's Church Bethnal Green
Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of St Jude's Church Bethnal Green

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 June, 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. ‘The Hymnal Companion to the Book of Common Prayer’, edited by Edward H. Bickersteth, was published in a words-only edition (1870, rev. 1877), and in a revised edition with tunes (1890).


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 24 Jan 2019 11:19:58 +0000
Approved on Thu, 02 Jul 2020 13:08:55 +0100