Henry Croswell et al. in St Jude's Church, Mildmay Park, London - 2 September, 1877, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 115:

O[rgan]. – Small, decorated in the wall.  It was not very well played.

C[hoir]. – If any, it was invisible.

H[ymns]. – These were extremely evangelical.

[The congregation numbered] 800 – There was an extraordinary number of venerably old persons, specially old gentlemen


M[iscellaneous]. – This is very Low Church.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 115. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547464749571 accessed: 18 May, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Jude's Church, Mildmay Park, London


Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher

Listening to

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Evangelical hymns performed by the congregation and organist of St Jude's Church Mildmay Park

Experience Information

Date/Time 2 September, 1877, 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 Mon, 14 Jan 2019 11:19:09 +0000
Approved on Mon, 29 Jun 2020 13:56:25 +0100