Henry Croswell et al. in St Stephen's Church, Hampstead, London - 3 July, 1881, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 263:

O[rgan]. – Large, fine and beautifully played.

H[ymns]. – S. STEPHEN'S SPECIAL HYMN BOOK with an Anthem.

C[hoir]. – Large with good singers all surpliced.  The Anthem etc. very fine.

[The congregation numbered] 900  – There were many swells but few males. […]

S[ermon]. – We didn't stop.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 263. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1551353326465 accessed: 16 July, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Stephen's Church, Hampstead, London


Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher

Listening to

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Anglican church music including an anthem and hymns performed by the choir and organist of St Stephen's Church Hampstead

Experience Information

Date/Time 3 July, 1881, 07:00 PM
Duration 45 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, 28 Feb 2019 11:28:47 +0000
Approved on Mon, 13 Jul 2020 14:27:39 +0100