Henry Croswell et al. in St Stephen's Church, Haggerston, East London - 16 April, 1876, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 67:

This is Easter Sunday.


O[rgan]. – Good and well played - gregorian.

C[hoir]. – Twelve boys and fourteen men who sung an Anthem.

[The congregation numbered] 380 – There were few men but many young ladies.


M[iscellaneous]. – There were many lights and banners; also Processionals.  The church and ritu[al] are much like that of S. Philip's, Clerkenwell.  The church was "prettily" (!) decorated.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 67. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547114250428 accessed: 22 June, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Stephen's Church, Haggerston, East London


Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher

Listening to

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Anglican church music including an anthem performed by choir and organist of St Stephen's Church Haggerston

Experience Information

Date/Time 16 April, 1876, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 40 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 Thu, 10 Jan 2019 09:57:30 +0000
Approved on Sat, 27 Jun 2020 14:25:04 +0100