Henry Croswell et al. in St Peter's Chapel, Buckingham Gate, Pimlico, London - 19 November, 1882, 06:30 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 308:

O[rgan]. – Large, good and well played in the West Gallery.  A cornet accompanied it and they called it "the Band"!

H[ymns]. – A special Mission Hymn Book was provided.

C[hoir]. – Twelve boys, six men, of whom the leader beat time with his finger.

[The congregation numbered] 130 – I saw a few grooms, footmen etc., many girls and some young women.  There were few families and none looked actually poor.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 308. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1552407238735 accessed: 2 March, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Peter's Chapel, Buckingham Gate, Pimlico, London


Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher

Listening to

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Anglican church music and hymns performed by a cornet player, the choir and organist of St Peter's Chapel Buckingham Gate

Experience Information

Date/Time 19 November, 1882, 06:30 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.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 12 Mar 2019 16:13:59 +0000
Approved on Wed, 15 Jul 2020 08:29:12 +0100