Henry Croswell et al. in St Paul's Church, Old Ford, East End of London - 21 January, 1883, 06:40 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 318:

[Croswell recorded that the service began at 6.30pm, but] We didn't get there until 6.40 owing to the trains.

[…] 

O[rgan]. – Ordinary, not too loudly played.

H[ymns]. –  Bickers - "Jesus, my happy …" and "Nearer, my God …"

[…] 

C[hoir]. – Many young women in two front seats but not in the Chancel - squalling singing.

[The congregation numbered] 130 …   more >>

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 318. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1552414568310 accessed: 1 October, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Paul's Church, Old Ford, East End of 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 Paul's Church Old Ford
hymns selected from the 'Hymnal Companion' performed by the choir and organist of St Paul's Church Old Ford
'Nearer, my God, to Thee' performed by the choir and organist of St Paul's Church Old Ford
'Jesus, my happy...' performed by the choir and organist of St Paul's Church Old Ford

Experience Information

Date/Time 21 January, 1883, 06:40 PM
Duration 45 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, 12 Mar 2019 18:16:08 +0000
Approved on Wed, 15 Jul 2020 08:45:51 +0100