Henry Croswell et al. in Old St Pancras Church, St Pancras, London - 27 August, 1876, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 84:

O[rgan]. – Small, good and well played by a young lady.

C[hoir]. – Nil!  Perhaps none is needed.

[The congregation numbered] 300


M[iscellaneous]. – […] It is all very Low Church but religious and worship for all that.  N.B.  There are places where ritual is out of place.  It is a nice old church with a nice old Vicar.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 84. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547130704239 accessed: 15 July, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: Old St Pancras Church, St Pancras, London


Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher

Listening to

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Anglican church music performed by organist of Old St Pancras Church, the congregation?

Experience Information

Date/Time 27 August, 1876, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 30 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 14:31:44 +0000
Approved on Mon, 29 Jun 2020 11:00:55 +0100