Altar Hymnal

Altar Hymnal, The (1884/1885). The Altar Hymnal was a production of the Anglo-Catholic wing of the Church of England. It was edited by Claudia Frances Hernaman*, Elizabeth Harcourt Mitchell, and Walter Plimpton. The music editor was Arthur Henry Brown*. His name appeared on the title page together with that of Thomas Thellusson Carter (rector of Clewer, Berkshire, and the biographer of John Armstrong*), who provided a brief introduction. That introduction left the reader in no doubt about what to expect: It has been of God’s mercy that a very marked revival of Eucharistic worship has crowned the progress of Catholic truth amongst us, and that the Holy Eucharist has become more and more,...

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