Henry Croswell et al. in Holy Trinity Church, Club Row, Shoreditch, East End of London - 26 September, 1875, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 36:

H[ymns]. – These were played by the Vicar's Wufe [sic].

C[hoir]. – Ten boys and one lad.

[The congregation numbered] 35 – Of these there were four lads who went to sleep.  There were only two old men, and one simpleton collected.  Three left during the sermon.


M[iscellaneous]. – The hymns were simple and good and the singing good. 

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 36. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1546959872420 accessed: 19 April, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: Holy Trinity Church, Club Row, Shoreditch, East End of London


Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher

Listening to

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Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of Holy Trinity Church Shoreditch

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 September, 1875, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 30 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, 08 Jan 2019 15:04:33 +0000
Approved on Sat, 27 Jun 2020 12:42:16 +0100