excerpt from 'Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell' pp. 364 (138 words)

excerpt from 'Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell' pp. 364 (138 words)

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Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell

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[Croswell recorded that the service began at 7pm, but] We got there at 7.5 through losing our way.

[…]

O[rgan]. – Ordinary, at the East end.

H[ymns]. – Bickers, an ordinary but nice selection.

C[hoir]. – Surpliced which I find curious when all is so Low.  We sat so much behind that we couldn't see much.  There were nice old fashioned simple chants.

[The congregation numbered] 190 – […] The congregation were a curious lot.  All got up to the top leaving the bottom part a happy playground for boys and girls.

S[ermon]. – We didn't stop. […] The argument for separating the sexes was supplied by a young man pulling the girls' rat's tails. 

[…]

M[iscellaneous]. – There were very few people for such a huge Parish and hardly any men although it is so Low Church.  There was a dirty, common, undevotional verger.

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