Henry Croswell et al. in St Mark's Church, Kennington, London - 31 December, 1876, 06:30 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 100:

O[rgan]. – Large, fine and either restored or new.

C[hoir]. – Twelve boys, ten men and good singing.

[The congregation numbered] 1300 


M[iscellaneous]. –  This is Anglican High Church and "respectable". 

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 100. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547140617360 accessed: 28 May, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Mark's Church, Kennington, 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 Mark's Church Kennington

Experience Information

Date/Time 31 December, 1876, 06:30 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 17:16:57 +0000
Approved on Mon, 29 Jun 2020 11:57:29 +0100