Henry Croswell et al. in St Benet's Church, Mile End Road, Stepney, East End of London - 14 November, 1880, 06:30 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 227:

O[rgan]. – Played by our old acquaintance, D. Bryan.

H[ymns]. – Bickers' Collection - "Just as I am …" etc.

C[hoir]. – The stalls were empty and the West Gallery used.  The singing was congregational but not very hearty.

[The congregation numbered] 180 – Few poor but many lads and girls and several substandard persons. 

[…]

M[iscellaneous]. – Everybody was singularly well behaved and attentive.  Why should High Church so frequently be the reverse?

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 227. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1551175888102 accessed: 7 October, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Benet's Church, Mile End Road, Stepney, East End of London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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hymns selected from the 'Hymnal Companion' performed by D. Bryan, the choir and congregation of St Benet's Church Mile End Road
'Just as I am' performed by D. Bryan, the choir and congregation of St Benet's Church Mile End Road
Anglican church music performed by D. Bryan, the choir and congregation of St Benet's Church Mile End Road

Experience Information

Date/Time 14 November, 1880, 06:30 PM
Duration 1 hours 35 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 Tue, 26 Feb 2019 10:11:28 +0000
Approved on Thu, 09 Jul 2020 18:47:05 +0100