Henry Croswell et al. in Sanford Lane Mission, Stoke Newington, East London - 26 March, 1882, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 288:

O[rgan]. – A little harmonium, played by a youth.

H[ymns]. – There were popular old-fashioned tunes.

C[hoir]. – A few little poor boys.

[The congregation numbered] 100 – Grown-up people were on one side, children on the other.  It is the first place I ever went to where the working man was really there.

[…]

M[iscellaneous]. – I much enjoyed it.  The usual Evening Prayer was much altered and curtailed.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 288. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1551452196499 accessed: 4 July, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: Sanford Lane Mission, Stoke Newington, East London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

hide composers
popular hymn tunes performed by little boys and a youth at Sanford Lane Mission
Anglican church music performed by little boys and a youth at Sanford Lane Mission

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 March, 1882, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 10 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.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 01 Mar 2019 14:56:36 +0000
Approved on Tue, 14 Jul 2020 11:24:07 +0100