Henry Croswell et al. in St Mary Abbots Church, High Street, Kensington, London - 22 October, 1882, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 304:

O[rgan]. – Large and powerful.

H[ymns]. – "Jesus, my happy home …" and a fine Anthem.  It was Anglican music.

C[hoir]. – Large, surpliced, good singers.

[The congregation numbered] 1500 – Crowded.  There were no vacant sittings.  Extra seats were occupied in the aisles. […]

S[ermon]. – We didn't stop.


M[iscellaneous]. …   more >>

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 304. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1552402275272 accessed: 26 May, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Mary Abbots Church, High Street, Kensington, London


Listening to

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Anglican church music including an anthem
'Jesus [Jerusalem?], my happy home' performed by the choir and organist of St Mary Abbots Church High Street, Kensington

Experience Information

Date/Time 22 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 14:51:15 +0000
Approved on Tue, 14 Jul 2020 11:50:40 +0100