Henry Croswell et al. in St Ethelburga's Church, Bishopsgate, City of London - 7 November, 1875, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 43:

This was within the Octave of All Saints.


O[rgan]. – Good and well played.

C[hoir]. – Ten men and ten lads with fine voices singing parts.  An Anthem was included. 

[The congregation numbered] 300 – The church was crowded!  There were Processions.


M[iscellaneous]. – A ritualistic church in the City!

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 43. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1546965668370 accessed: 15 June, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Ethelburga's Church, Bishopsgate, City of 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 Ethelburga's Church Bishopsgate Street

Experience Information

Date/Time 7 November, 1875, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 45 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 16:41:08 +0000
Approved on Sat, 27 Jun 2020 13:03:36 +0100