Henry Croswell et al. in All Saints' Church, Green Lanes, Stoke Newington, London - 3 September, 1876, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 85:

O[rgan]. – Small; it may have been temporary.

C[hoir]. – Weak and not many in number.

[The congregation numbered] 400 – All the side aisles were empty.


M[iscellaneous]. – […] the church was filled with very stylish ladies if there were few men.  The church has only been open a few weeks.  I think the ritual is like that of S. Matthew, City Road.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 85. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547131191651 accessed: 22 February, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: All Saints' Church, Green Lanes, Stoke Newington, London


Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher

Listening to

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Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of All Saints' Church Stoke Newington

Experience Information

Date/Time 3 September, 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.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:39:51 +0000
Approved on Mon, 29 Jun 2020 11:03:48 +0100