Henry Croswell et al. in St Alban's Church, Wood Street, City of London - 30 January, 1876, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 57:

O[rgan]. – Good, well played by the organist in a surplice.  He is paid eighty guineas a year!

C[hoir]. – Twelve boys and ten men, paid well! and well behaved.

[The congregation numbered] 180 – I think this is wonderful for a City Church.


M[iscellaneous]. – This is a moderate High Church - a City Church kept in excellent condition and a model for others!

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 57. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547034267364 accessed: 20 June, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Alban's Church, Wood Street, City of London


Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher

Listening to

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Anglican church music performed by choir and organist of St Alban's Church Wood Street

Experience Information

Date/Time 30 January, 1876, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 15 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 11:44:27 +0000
Approved on Sat, 27 Jun 2020 13:52:43 +0100