Henry Croswell et al. in St George's Church, Botolph Lane, City of London - 27 July, 1879, 11:00 AM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 162:

It began late.

[…]

O[rgan]. – Moderate, in the West Gallery.  There was no ritual whatever.

H[ymns]. – "The Son of God goes …" - "All hail the …" and "Crown Him."  

The CONGREGATION consisted of 1 Priest, 1 Lay Reader, 1 Parish Clerk schoolmaster, 1 gold laced beadle, 1 pew-opener, 1 Pew-opener's mother, 4 Charity girls, 14  Charity boys, 1 old woman!

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 162. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1548333482362 accessed: 7 October, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St George's Church, Botolph Lane, City of London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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'The Son of God goes forth to war' performed by the congregation and organist of St George's Church Botolph Lane
'All hail the power of Jesus' Name' performed by the congregation and organist of St George's Church Botolph Lane
'Crown Him with many crowns'
written by George J. Elvey
performed by the congregation and organist of St George's Church Botolph Lane

Experience Information

Date/Time 27 July, 1879, 11:00 AM
Duration 1 hours 45 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, 24 Jan 2019 12:38:02 +0000
Approved on Thu, 02 Jul 2020 13:24:36 +0100