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.)

cite as

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.)

location of experience: Ram's Episcopal Chapel, Homerton, East London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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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

Experience Information

Date/Time 18 April, 1880, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 35 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. ‘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).


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Sun, 24 Feb 2019 11:15:45 +0000
Approved on Fri, 19 Jul 2019 15:34:51 +0100