Henry Croswell et al. in St Thomas' Church, Stepney, East End of London - 29 February, 1880, 07:05 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 191:

 

[Croswell recorded that the service began at 6.30pm, but] We got there at 7.5! (at the second Collect)

[…]

O[rgan]. – Quite new (1879) in a gallery at the East.

H[ymns]. – Bickersteth.  "I was a wandering…" and "O Paradise …"

C[hoir]. – Ten little boys all huddled up by the Reading Desk and Pulpit

[The congregation numbered] 200  Of these there were hardly any men but many young females.

[…]

M[iscellaneous]. – […] The Pew-opener is an awful singer

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 191. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1549039649374 accessed: 7 October, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Thomas' Church, Stepney, East End of London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of St Thomas' Church Stepney
'I was a wandering sheep' performed by the choir and organist of St Thomas' Church Stepney
'O Paradise! O Paradise!' performed by the choir and organist of St Thomas' Church Stepney

Experience Information

Date/Time 29 February, 1880, 07:05 PM
Duration 55 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 Fri, 01 Feb 2019 16:47:30 +0000
Approved on Mon, 06 Jul 2020 07:22:52 +0100