Henry Croswell et al. in Christ Church, Albany Street, London - 2 April, 1876, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 65:

A very correct service.


O[rgan]. – Good and well played.

C[hoir]. – 32!  (Fourteen boys and eighteen men).  Anglican. 

[The congregation numbered] 1000 – It was crowded and an average congregation.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 65. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547039305796 accessed: 13 June, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: Christ Church, Albany Street, London


Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher

Listening to

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Anglican church music performed by choir and organist of Christ Church Albany Street

Experience Information

Date/Time 2 April, 1876, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 20 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. Christ Church, Albany Street, which was an Anglican church at the time of Croswell's visit, is now known as the Antiochian Orthodox St George's Cathedral.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Wed, 09 Jan 2019 13:08:26 +0000
Approved on Sat, 27 Jun 2020 14:14:30 +0100