Henry Croswell et al. in St Columba Church, Haggerston - 26 January, 1873, 10:30 AM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 6:

C[hoir]. – Men and boys surpliced

[The congregation numbered] 25


M[iscellaneous]. – It is "Catholic" but not attractive with bad singing in a grand church.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 6. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1546945909770 accessed: 16 July, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Columba Church, Haggerston


Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher

Listening to

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Anglican church music performed by St Columba Church Choir

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 January, 1873, 10:30 AM
Duration 2 hours
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.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 08 Jan 2019 11:11:50 +0000
Approved on Sat, 27 Jun 2020 11:57:41 +0100