Henry Croswell et al. in St Cuthbert's Church, Philbeach Gardens, Kensington, London - the 1880's, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 409:
A few years ago this district was all market gardens.
Stations of the Cross all round the Church.
O[rgan]. – Small, temporary.
H[ymns]. – "Wear[y] of earth …" and "Lead, kindly light …"
C[hoir]. – Large, good; antiphons.
[The congregation numbered] 300 Quite full. Wonderful for a Kensington Sunday evening. All devout, enthusiastic.
S[ermon]. – Didn't stop.
M[iscellaneous]. – […] Perfect model of a temporary church. Nothing left to be desired.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 409. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1553171914559 accessed: 9 December, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Date/Time||the 1880's, 07:00 PM|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
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. The record is undated. Its position within the whole places it as 26 October 1884.