Henry Croswell et al. in St Antholin's Church, Grove Road, Mile End, East End of London - 15 February, 1880, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 188:

The service was curiously soon over for Lent.

[…]

O[rgan]. – Small, temporary harmonium, good.

H[ymns]. – A. & M.  "The Church's one foundation …" and a Processional.

C[hoir]. – Six boys and three men, surpliced with two boys unsurpliced.

[The congregation numbered] 160 and a good many chidren [sic] but few men.  It was a very wet night.

[…]

Few are very earnest and there were many strangers of whom some went out. 

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 188. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1549036228543 accessed: 8 October, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Antholin's Church, Grove Road, Mile End, East End of London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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'The Church's one foundation'
written by Wesley
performed by the choir and organist of St Antholin's Church Grove Road, Mile End
Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of St Antholin's Church Grove Road, Mile End
a processional hymn from 'Hymns A&M' performed by the choir and organist of St Antholin's Church Grove Road, Mile End

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 February, 1880, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 15 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 Fri, 01 Feb 2019 15:50:28 +0000
Approved on Sat, 04 Jul 2020 08:11:57 +0100