Henry Croswell et al. in St John's Church, Upper Holloway, London - 8 August, 1880, 06:50 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 217:

[Croswell recorded that the service began at 6.30pm, but] We got there at 6.50 and left at 7.35.

[…]

O[rgan]. – Ordinary, in the West Gallery.

H[ymns]. – Bickers - amongst them "We saw Thee not …"

C[hoir]. – Lots of young ladies and gemtlemen [sic].

[The congregation numbered] 1100 – There were many elderly persons.  The church was pewed all over.  We sat sat [sic] in the free seats.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 217. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1551098593692 accessed: 5 October, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St John's Church, Upper Holloway, 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 John's Church Upper Holloway
hymns selected from the 'Hymnal Companion' performed by the choir and organist of St John's Church Upper Holloway
'We saw Thee not when Thou didst come'
written by John Stainer
performed by the choir and organist of St John's Church Upper Holloway

Experience Information

Date/Time 8 August, 1880, 06:50 PM
Duration 45 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 12:43:14 +0000
Approved on Tue, 07 Jul 2020 14:10:24 +0100