Henry Croswell et al. in St John the Evangelist Church, Oxford Square, Paddington, London - 18 in the beginning of 1885, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 419:

O[rgan]. – Large, fine.  Goodban ARAM (1867)

H[ymns]. – A & M. Hymn before service.

C[hoir]. – Large, moderate, surpliced and everybody sang.

[The congregation numbered] 1000 A wonderful number for evening in a swell neighbourhood.  A sight!  Some young men badly behaved.

S[ermon]. – Didn't stop.

[…]

M[iscellaneous]. – A curious combination of very low church with many high church arrrangements.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 419. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1553276105682 accessed: 6 October, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St John the Evangelist Church, Oxford Square, Paddington, London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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hymns selected from 'Hymns A&M' performed by the choir and organist of St John the Evangelist Church Oxford Square
Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of St John the Evangelist Church Oxford Square

Experience Information

Date/Time 18 in the beginning of 1885, 07:00 PM
Duration 35 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. Although dated 18/3/85 in the transcript, the position of the record within the whole suggests that the date should be 18 January 1885. ‘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, 22 Mar 2019 17:35:06 +0000
Approved on Mon, 22 Jul 2019 13:50:02 +0100