Henry Croswell et al. in St James' Church, Prebend Street, Islington, London - 12 January, 1876, 07:30 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 54:

This was a Wednesday evening.


O[rgan]. – Very good.

C[hoir]. – Eight boys and one young lady.  The singing was nice.

[The congregation numbered] 50 


M[iscellaneous]. – It is a moderate Low Church and endowed - the Clothworkers' Church from Monkwell Street.  It is a beautiful new church with chimes etc.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 54. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547031508119 accessed: 14 July, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St James' Church, Prebend Street, Islington, 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 James' Church Prebend Street

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 January, 1876, 07:30 PM
Duration 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 Wed, 09 Jan 2019 10:58:28 +0000
Approved on Sat, 27 Jun 2020 13:44:08 +0100