Henry Croswell et al. in West Street Episcopal Chapel, Seven Dials, London - 8 October, 1882, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 302:

It was all over in an hour.


O[rgan]. – Small, middling.

H[ymns]. – An old evangelical collection published by Nisbet.  It was a fine old fashioned selection.

C[hoir]. – I couldn't see any.  I suppose that a singing congreagtion [sic] is a treat as a change.

[The congregation numbered] 50


M[iscellaneous]. – It was not light…   more >>

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 302. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1552396017737 accessed: 22 July, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: West Street Episcopal Chapel, Seven Dials, London


Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher

Listening to

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Anglican church music and evangelical hymns performed by the congregation and organist of West Street Episcopal Chapel Seven Dials

Experience Information

Date/Time 8 October, 1882, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours
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 Tue, 12 Mar 2019 13:06:58 +0000
Approved on Tue, 14 Jul 2020 11:47:56 +0100