Henry Croswell et al. in St Botolph's Church, Aldgate, City of London - 2 May, 1880, 11:00 AM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 203:

We got there in good time.  There was no Litany but a long sermon.

[…]

O[rgan]. – Ordinary, parochial, softly played.

H[ymns]. – Anthem - "Behold, how joyful …" etc.  Rogation Hymn - "We beseech Thee …"

C[hoir]. – Unsurpliced boys and men with good voices. 

[The congregation numbered] 400 – Congregation decent and ordinary.  There were many very "lower middle class" who were most attentive to the sermon.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 203. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1551009101478 accessed: 9 August, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Botolph's Church, Aldgate, City 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 Botolph's Church Aldgate
'Behold, how joyful' performed by the choir and organist of St Botolph's Church Aldgate
'We beseech Thee' ('Jesu, with Thy church abide'?) performed by the choir and organist of St Botolph's Church Aldgate

Experience Information

Date/Time 2 May, 1880, 11:00 AM
Duration 1 hours 50 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.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Sun, 24 Feb 2019 11:51:42 +0000
Approved on Tue, 07 Jul 2020 13:36:31 +0100