Henry Croswell et al. in Ram's Episcopal Chapel, Homerton, East London - 18 April, 1880, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 201:
O[rgan]. – Small and out of sight. Was it in the West Gallery?
H[ymns]. – Bickers, but two of the hymns were in A. & M.
C[hoir]. – I could see none. Is it not better thus than with a badly behaved one?
[The congregation numbered] 280 – Many of the poor were in curious little seats. Most others were elderly. There were less of the world than usual in church.
M[iscellaneous]. – I must confess I think extreme Low Church better than respectable High Church (e.g. S. Philip, Clerkenwell.)
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 201. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1551006944117 accessed: 7 October, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Anglican church music||performed by the congregation and organist of Ram's Episcopal Chapel Homerton|
|hymns selected from the 'Hymnal Companion'||performed by the congregation and organist of Ram's Episcopal Chapel Homerton|
|Date/Time||18 April, 1880, 07:00 PM|
|Duration||1 hours 35 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. ‘Bickers’ refers to ‘The Hymnal Companion to the Book of Common Prayer’ (1870, rev. 1877; and in a revised edition with tunes, 1890) compiled by Edward Henry Bickersteth (1825–1906).