Henry Croswell et al. in St Saviour's Church, Fitzroy Square, St Pancras, London - 25 June, 1876, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 77:

O[rgan]. – Small, old, dirty and out of tune.

C[hoir]. – Eight young men and eight young ladies.

[The congregation numbered] 130 – There were none in the many free seats and no children because there is no life.


M[iscellaneous]. – The church needs "doing it up".  It is very Low Church with old-fashioned tunes, hymns and people.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 77. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547123296538 accessed: 22 May, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Saviour's Church, Fitzroy Square, St Pancras, 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 Saviour's Church Fitzroy Square

Experience Information

Date/Time 25 June, 1876, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 10 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 12:28:16 +0000
Approved on Mon, 29 Jun 2020 10:26:41 +0100