Henry Croswell et al. in St Mary's Church, Spital Square, Shoreditch, East End of London - 11 July, 1880, 06:40 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 213:

[Croswell recorded that the service began at 6.30pm, but] We got there at 6.40.

[…]

O[rgan]. – Small, either new or restored.

H[ymns]. – "Jesus, Refuge …" "Abide with me …" etc.  (Bickers)

C[hoir]. – Six young women and three young men.  Everybody was well behaved.  It was a treat.

[The congregation numbered] 150 – There were many elderly and many young men and women singularly attentive and devout.

[…]

It is extreme Low Church like a chapel.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 213. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1551094813070 accessed: 4 October, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Mary's Church, Spital Square, Shoreditch, 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 Mary's Church Spital Square
'Abide with me'
written by W.H.Monk
performed by the choir and organist of St Mary's Church Spital Square
'Jesus, refuge' performed by the choir and organist of St Mary's Church Spital Square

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 July, 1880, 06:40 PM
Duration 1 hours 20 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 Mon, 25 Feb 2019 11:40:13 +0000
Approved on Tue, 07 Jul 2020 14:01:22 +0100