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!
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: 29 March, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Date/Time||27 July, 1879, 11:00 AM|
|Duration||1 hours 45 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.