Henry Croswell et al. in St Jude's Church, Turk's Row, Chelsea, London - 11 January, 1885, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 418:

O[rgan]. – Middling, in West Gallery, I under it. 

H[ymns]. – Bickers.  A nice selection, dissenting, to the old chapel tunes!

C[hoir]. – A few little girls only, bad singing.  Litany said but poorly rendered.  

[…]

[The congregation numbered] 50 […] A miserably poor lot, the result of extreme low church.

S[ermon]. – Didn't stop 

[…]

M[iscellaneous]. – Much like a chapel but worse done.  Very poor and low neighbourhood.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 418. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1553274982438 accessed: 18 August, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Jude's Church, Turk's Row, Chelsea, London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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Hymns selected from the 'Hymnal Companion' performed by the choir and organist of St Jude's Church Turk's Row, Chelsea
Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of St Jude's Church Turk's Row, Chelsea

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 January, 1885, 07:00 PM
Duration 50 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 Fri, 22 Mar 2019 17:16:23 +0000
Approved on Mon, 22 Jul 2019 13:52:11 +0100