Henry Croswell et al. in Christ Church, Highbury, London - 12 August, 1877, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 114:

We got seats easily.


O[rgan]. – Good; softly and well played.

H[ymns]. – "Brightest and best …" etc.

C[hoir]. – Invisible.  Was it in the organ gallery?

[The congregation numbered] 700 – It was a well-to-do congregation and hardly any of them respond. 


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. 114. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547464191998 accessed: 25 February, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: Christ Church, Highbury, London


Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher

Listening to

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Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of Christ Church Highbury
'Brightest and best' performed by the choir and organist of Christ Church Highbury

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 August, 1877, 07:00 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 Mon, 14 Jan 2019 11:09:52 +0000
Approved on Mon, 29 Jun 2020 13:54:02 +0100