A tribute to the life and work of Brian Torode

Father Sharpe and the Seddons

To download Brian Torode’s account of the life of Rev Charles Henry Sharpe of More Hall, together with Richard Barton’s story of the Seddons of Painswick, please press the link below:

5 comments on “Father Sharpe and the Seddons

  1. Lawrence Gregory
    March 19, 2016

    The 1911 Census records More Hall, Stroud as being in the occupation of Charles Henry Sharpe, age 52, Diocesan Missioner, and two lay assistants, 28 year old Thomas Hampton, and 20 year old Frederick Gater.

    Gater came from Manchester, his family lived at Heaton Norris, he was killed in WW1 at Arras in 1917, and his name is on the War Memorial at the Catholic church of St Mary, Heaton Norris. So he must have also converted to Catholicism.

    I stumbled onto this entry while attempting to research the names on this memorial.

    • Richard Barton
      March 26, 2016

      Thank you so much, Lawrence, for these details which certainly contribute to a better understanding of More Hall at that time. Should you discover more information please feel free to make further additions or corrections. With every good wish. Richard Barton

  2. Jo Sparkes
    September 8, 2018

    Highly interesting, great reading and loved the sacred content !!

  3. nickdyson
    June 5, 2020

    Fascinating to read about my great grandparents. Isobel Seddon’s daughter Ruth once told me (mischievously?) that Father Barker lived in the room above the lych gate at Painswick church.

    • Richard Barton
      June 5, 2020

      Thanks, Nick, if you have any further information to add to this story please let me know, Good to hear from you. With kindest regards Richard

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