Henry Croswell et al. in St George's Church, Bloomsbury, London - 10 September, 1876, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 86:

O[rgan]. – At the East end; powerful and well played.

C[hoir]. – Ten boys and ten men, good and Anglican.

[The congregation numbered] 600 – The congregation was well-to-do and ordinary.


It is a usual Anglican Broad Church service.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 86. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547131676240 accessed: 17 June, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St George's Church, Bloomsbury, 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 George's Church Bloomsbury

Experience Information

Date/Time 10 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 14:47:56 +0000
Approved on Mon, 29 Jun 2020 11:06:34 +0100