Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Past Vicars of St Peter's (2) - Frederick Quarrington

Revd Frederick Quarrington (RIP) - Perpetual Curate 1852-1854; Vicar of St Peter's 1854-1885
'Mr Quarrington was held in high regard by his parishioners, particularly for his work with the poor and with the gypsies who would camp in the Forest. In 1860, he moved into the parishes first vicarage.' (From 'The First One Hundred and Fifty Years' booklet.)  It is worth noting that Rodney "Gypsy" Smith, the famous evangelist, was born in St Peter's parish in 1860 at the spot marked by Gypsy Smith Stone in Epping Forest (see http://www.biblebelievers.com/gypsy_smith/01.html). END

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