Henry Croswell et al. in St Thomas' Church, Regent Street, London - 23 April, 1876, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 68:

I left before it was all over!  It was Low Sunday.


O[rgan]. – Finely played with gregorians.

C[hoir]. – Fourteen boys and eighteen men who sung an Anthem. 

[The congregation numbered] 800 – Crowded and very many standing!


M[iscellaneous]. – There was a Processional and banners.  It is extreme ritualistic. 

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 68. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547114732843 accessed: 27 May, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Thomas' Church, Regent Street, 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 Thomas' Church Regent Street

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 April, 1876, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 50 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 Thu, 10 Jan 2019 10:05:33 +0000
Approved on Sat, 27 Jun 2020 14:27:33 +0100