Henry Croswell et al. in Church of St Sepulchre, Snow Hill, Holborn, London - 12 March, 1876, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 62:

O[rgan]. – Fine and grand.  The service was well played.

C[hoir]. – Ladies and gentlemen and Charity children. 

[The congregation numbered] 400 – I thought it all wanted some life!  It was a dull, heavy service.


M[iscellaneous]. – It is very Low Church.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 62. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547037337873 accessed: 13 April, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: Church of St Sepulchre, Snow Hill, Holborn, London


Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher

Listening to

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Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of St Sepulchre Church

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 March, 1876, 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 Wed, 09 Jan 2019 12:35:38 +0000
Approved on Sat, 27 Jun 2020 14:04:28 +0100