Henry Croswell et al. in St Jude's Church, St Georges Road, Southwark, London - 1 February, 1885, 06:45 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 421:

Got there just as service was beginning.


O[rgan]. – by Gray, 1825, played by Vicar's son.  Instrument old and wheezy.  Moved from West to East end.

H[ymns]. – Bickers, a dissenting selection.

C[hoir]. – "Voluntary".  I should think so.  It would be dear at any price.  Young men and [?] in choir stalls.

[The congregation numbered] 160 i.e. 100 downstairs and 60 in the galleries (400 of these …   more >>

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Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 421. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1553327005053 accessed: 22 February, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Jude's Church, St Georges Road, Southwark, London


Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher

Listening to

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Hymns selected from the 'Hymnal Companion'
Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of St Jude's Church St George's Road

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 February, 1885, 06:45 PM
Duration 45 minutes
Medium live
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).

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Sat, 23 Mar 2019 07:43:25 +0000
Approved on Mon, 22 Jul 2019 13:44:18 +0100