Henry Croswell et al. in St John the Evangelist Church, Waterloo Road, Lambeth, London - 17 August, 1884, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 400:

It began at 6.30.  We got there by the Creed and left directly after the Sermon.

[…]

O[rgan]. – In West Gallery.  Couldn't see it.

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

[…]

C[hoir]. – Large, surpliced, paid.

[…]

[The congregation numbered] 400 – A grand representative gathering for such a bad neighbourhood; few men or lads[.]

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 400. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1553164015146 accessed: 23 May, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St John the Evangelist Church, Waterloo Road, Lambeth, London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of St John the Evangelist Church Waterloo Road
Hymns selected from the 'Hymnal Companion' performed by the choir and organist of St John the Evangelist Church Waterloo Road

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 August, 1884, 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. ‘The Hymnal Companion to the Book of Common Prayer’, edited by Edward H. Bickersteth, was published in a words-only edition (1870, rev. 1877), and in a revised edition with tunes (1890).


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:26:55 +0000
Approved on Tue, 23 Jul 2019 12:03:35 +0100