Henry Croswell et al. in St Faith's Church, Stoke Newington, London - 17 October, 1875, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 40:

O[rgan]. – New, good and well played.

C[hoir]. – Ten boys and twelve men.  It is good gregorian singing.

[The congregation numbered] 400 – I saw many more women than men!


M[iscellaneous]. – This is a church after my own heart.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 40. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1546963836968 accessed: 22 July, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Faith's Church, Stoke Newington, London


Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher

Listening to

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Anglican church music including Gregorian chant performed by the choir and organist of St Faith's Church Stoke Newington

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 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. Two year's later, on 3 December 1877, Croswell's baby daughter, Alice Gertrude, was baptised at St Faith's Church.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 08 Jan 2019 16:10:37 +0000
Approved on Sat, 27 Jun 2020 12:53:58 +0100