Henry Croswell et al. in the Church of All Hallows, Great and Less, Upper Thames Street, City of London - 17 November, 1878, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 135:

O[rgan]. – Old, good, simple tunes played.  The canticles were sung, the Psalms read.

C[hoir]. – Boys in the West gallery and congregational singing. 

[The congregation numbered] 100 – It was a wet night.  There were nice old men and women in old fashioned pews.


M[iscellaneous]. – The service is altogether more like the Countess of Huntingdon's Connection than that of the Catholic Church of England.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 135. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547632357672 accessed: 22 July, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: the Church of All Hallows, Great and Less, Upper Thames Street, City of London


Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher

Listening to

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Anglican church music performed by the congregation choir and organist of the church of Allhallows, Great and Less, Upper Thames Street

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 November, 1878, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 15 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. The Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion is a small society of evangelical churches, founded in 1783 by Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon, as a result of the Evangelical Revival. For many years it was strongly associated with the Calvinist Methodist movement of George Whitefield.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Wed, 16 Jan 2019 09:52:38 +0000
Approved on Thu, 02 Jul 2020 08:10:36 +0100