Henry Croswell et al. in The Church of Holy Trinity, Minories, City of London - 19 October, 1879, 11:00 AM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 171:

On the road we passed by Petticoat Lane and Houndsditch with its saturnalia.


O[rgan]. – Very small in the West Gallery and nicely played.  [Parish Church most important gent.]?

C[hoir]. – A few lads and lasses, simple and nice.  The organ-blower followed the service attentively!

[The congregation numbered] 12 – Probably curious residents.  Alas, it is said that the Church will come down for Railway extensions!

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 171. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1548347051489 accessed: 22 June, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: The Church of Holy Trinity, Minories, City 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 Minories

Experience Information

Date/Time 19 October, 1879, 11:00 AM
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 Thu, 24 Jan 2019 16:24:12 +0000
Approved on Sat, 04 Jul 2020 07:21:05 +0100