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.
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: 1 April, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Date/Time||11 July, 1880, 06:40 PM|
|Duration||1 hours 20 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).