The Pall Mall Gazette/1877/The Late Rev. Edward Stuart

The Late Rev. Edward Stuart

The death of the Rev. Edward Stuart. vicar of St. Mary Magdalene's Munster-square, Regent's Park, deprives the Ritualist party of one of its prominent members. Mr. Stuart, who graduated at New Inn Hall, Oxford, in 1842 became vicar of St. Mary Magdalene's ten years later, and had thus been twenty-five years in charge of the parish. The ritual in his church was, a correspondent writes, advanced, and included the use of eucharistic vestments, altar-lights, and incense, but it was as a preacher and as a newspaper correspondent that he was chiefly known. On such subjects as the Public Worship Regulation Act his utterances were often more forcible than complimentary, either to the Primates of Lord Penzance. At the same time Mr. Stuart never forgot to express his sense of the courtesy and forbearance of his own diocesan. Mr. Stuart had been in failing health for some time, and shortly before his death he resigned his living, and by virtue of his right as patron, presented to the benefice the Rev. J. E. Vaux, who is, with the exception of Dr. Littledale, perhaps the most energetic of the literary members of the Ritualistic school. Mr. Vaux will, it is understood, continue to conduct the services at St. Mary's with the same ritual Mr. Stuart had adopted.

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