Henry Croswell et al. in St Paul's Church, Bethnal Green, East End of London - 11 June, 1876, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 75:

Trinity Sunday.

O[rgan]. – Small but not well played.

C[hoir]. – Two ladies, two men, three boys, four little girls.

[The congregation numbered] 200 – I noticed the Churchwardens and many men.


M[iscellaneous]. – It is very Low Church.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 75. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547122183643 accessed: 18 July, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Paul's Church, Bethnal Green, East End 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 Paul's Church Bethnal Green

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 June, 1876, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 25 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 12:09:43 +0000
Approved on Mon, 29 Jun 2020 10:16:46 +0100