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 END


Unknown said...


Believe it or not, I have a skeleton clock presented to Revd. Quarrington from the parishioners in 1851 (but not the silver platter also mentioned in the dedication plaque).

If you would like me to send you some pictures of the clock, I can email them to you.

The provenance of the clock dates back to my father, Sqn. Ldr. Robert Thomas Cadman, d. 1981, who bought it in the later years of his life, I suspect. It was not in the house when I was growing up.

I have had it repaired, and it now functions with a beautiful chime, and lives in Bellingen, New South Wales.

Tim Cadman

Fr Paul Trathen, Vicar said...

Hi Tim!

A late response, I realise (!), but I would love to receive such an image of the clock, for our growing parish and social history archive!

Any chance you could send such to me, at ?....

Many thanks. Go well,

Fr Paul