Henry Croswell et al. in St Paul's Church, Tottenham, London - 2 May, 1880, 07:20 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 204:

[Croswell recorded that the service began at 6.30pm, but] We arrived at 7.20 at the Sermon.

[…]

O[rgan]. – Small, on one side of the West Gallery.

H[ymns]. – BICKERS.  The only hymn we heard was "My God, my Father, while I stray …"

C[hoir]. – Young ladies and gentlemen in the West Gallery.

[The congregation numbered] 300 – A singularly listless lot.  Dissent reigns at Tottenham.  This is an extremely Low Church.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 204. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1551011135441 accessed: 31 January, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Paul's Church, Tottenham, 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 Paul's Church Tottenham
'My God, my Father, while I stray'
written by A.D.H. Troyte
performed by the choir and organist of St Paul's Church Tottenham

Experience Information

Date/Time 2 May, 1880, 07:20 PM
Duration 30 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 12:25:35 +0000
Approved on Tue, 07 Jul 2020 13:38:58 +0100