Henry Croswell et al. in St Philip's Church, Arlington Square, Islington, London - 3 July, 1881, 11:20 AM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 262:

[Croswell recorded that he arrived at 11.20am] The service begun at 11.0.  It was very long and included the Litany, State prayers - all.

[…]

O[rgan]. – Good, at the East End.

H[ymns]. – Church Hymns - "The Church's one Foundation …"

C[hoir]. – Nice, large, unsurpliced choir - lads and boys.

[The congregation numbered] 225  

[…]

M[iscellaneous]. – The first Sunday morning I was away from S. Clement's - a relief.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 262. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1551352791959 accessed: 19 October, 2021 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Philip's Church, Arlington Square, Islington, London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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hymns selected from 'Church Hymns' performed by the choir and organist of St Philip's Church Arlington Square
Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of St Philip's Church Arlington Square
'The Church's one foundation'
written by Wesley
performed by the choir and organist of St Philip's Church Arlington Square

Experience Information

Date/Time 3 July, 1881, 11:20 AM
Duration 1 hours 40 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. ‘Church Hymns’ (1871) and ‘Church Hymns with Tunes’ (1874) were publications of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (S.P.C.K.), under the musical editorship of Arthur Sullivan (1842–1900). This collection was the most successful of the competitors to ‘Hymns Ancient and Modern’ in the late nineteenth century, containing a larger number of hymns overall, and more hymns specifically intended for children and young people.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 28 Feb 2019 11:19:52 +0000
Approved on Mon, 13 Jul 2020 14:25:07 +0100