Henry Croswell et al. in St Mary's Church (Charterhouse Chapel), Islington, London - 19 September, 1875, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 35:

Including a practice for the Harvest Festival.


O[rgan]. – Well played but too loud.

C[hoir]. – Ten men and twelve boys, surpliced.  They also sang an Anthem.

[The congregation numbered] 250


M[iscellaneous]. – It was a well rendered Anglican service.   It is Broad Church "decently and in order".

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 35. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1546959237310 accessed: 29 February, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Mary's Church (Charterhouse Chapel), Islington, London


Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher

Listening to

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Anglican church music with anthem performed by the choir and organist of St Mary's Church (Charterhouse Chapel) Islington

Experience Information

Date/Time 19 September, 1875, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 15 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.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 08 Jan 2019 14:53:57 +0000
Approved on Sat, 27 Jun 2020 12:38:22 +0100