Henry Croswell et al. in St Jude's Church, Lancefield Street, Kensal Green, London - 25 January, 1885, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 420:
O[rgan]. – Small, organ chamber at East end.
H[ymns]. – Bickers - a chapel selection.
C[hoir]. – No men, 1 female, 16 boys, unsurpliced, of course. Singing good because congregational. Nearly everything read.
[The congregation numbered] 500 Fine gathering - all kinds.
S[ermon]. – Didn't stop. Had the whole of the Holy Communion Service!!!
M[iscellaneous]. – […] All very Low church.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 420. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1553277196320 accessed: 26 March, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Date/Time||25 January, 1885, 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. ‘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).