Henry Croswell et al. in Christ Church, Victoria Street, Westminster, London - 15 May, 1881, 07:05 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 255:

[Croswell recorded that the service began at 6.30pm, but] We arrived at 7.5.

[…]

O[rgan]. – Fine and large at the East end.

H[ymns]. – Bickers, a popular selection and tunes.

C[hoir]. – A few men, unsurpliced, in correctly arranged choir stalls.

[The congregation numbered] 500 – […] There were many "poor but respectable" - a fine representative gathering.

[…]

M[iscellaneous]. – I would call it a successfully managed Low Church. 

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 255. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1551346326338 accessed: 1 February, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: Christ Church, Victoria Street, Westminster, 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 Christ Church Victoria Street
performed by the choir and organist of Christ Church Victoria Street

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 May, 1881, 07:05 PM
Duration 55 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 Thu, 28 Feb 2019 09:32:06 +0000
Approved on Mon, 13 Jul 2020 13:31:23 +0100