Henry Croswell et al. in St John the Baptist Church, Kentish Town, London - 16 April, 1882, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 290:

O[rgan]. – Very ordinary in the East Gallery.

H[ymns]. – A. & M., a middling selection with "The Church's one foundation …"

C[hoir]. – Large, slow, moderately good and surpliced.  They were nicely lighted up.

[The congregation numbered] 1000 – […]  I saw many poor women and girls beautifully behaved 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. 290. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1551452969258 accessed: 26 February, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St John the Baptist Church, Kentish Town, 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 the Baptist Church Kentish Town
hymns selected from 'Hymns A&M' performed by the choir and organist of St John the Baptist Church Kentish Town
'The Church's one foundation'
written by Wesley
performed by the choir and organist of St John the Baptist Church Kentish Town

Experience Information

Date/Time 16 April, 1882, 07:00 PM
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. ‘Hymns Ancient and Modern for use in the Services of the Church’ (1861; Appendix, 1868; Second edition, 1875; Supplement, 1889) was envisaged as an anthology of the best hymns available and became the most widely-used hymnbook in the Church of England during the late nineteenth century. William Henry Monk (1823–89) was musical editor.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 01 Mar 2019 15:09:29 +0000
Approved on Tue, 14 Jul 2020 11:28:17 +0100