Henry Croswell et al. in St Leonard's Church, Shoreditch, East End of London - 26 December, 1875, 06:30 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 51:

The day is commonly called "Boxing Day".


O[rgan]. – Old, well-played but in the West Gallery.

C[hoir]. – Four men and six boys.  There were Processionals.

[The congregation numbered] 300 – I saw very many grand young ladies.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 51. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547027659981 accessed: 28 February, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Leonard's Church, Shoreditch, East End of London


Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher

Listening to

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Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of St Leonard's Church Shoreditch

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 December, 1875, 06:30 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 Wed, 09 Jan 2019 09:54:20 +0000
Approved on Sat, 27 Jun 2020 13:39:11 +0100