Henry Croswell et al. in St Mary-le-Strand Church, the Strand, London - 10 October, 1875, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 39:

O[rgan]. – Fine, played by a lady.

C[hoir]. – Fourteen boys and ten men.  It was good and correct singing.

[The congregation numbered] 150 – I saw many fashionables!


M[iscellaneous]. – The Rector is a leading preacher among the High Church party.  The Church has been beautifully restored.  There is an Anthem, a Bidding Prayer and a Beadle!

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 39. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1546963270172 accessed: 24 June, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Mary-le-Strand Church, the Strand, London


Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher

Listening to

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Anglican church music including an anthem performed by the choir and organist of St Mary-le-Strand Church London

Experience Information

Date/Time 10 October, 1875, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 30 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 16:01:10 +0000
Approved on Sat, 27 Jun 2020 12:51:11 +0100