Service, Conflict and Scandal in Penarth 1863-1889

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Charles Parsons was Rector of St Augustine’s from 1862-1887 and so was the last Rector of the ‘old’ church and first Rector of the ‘new’ St Augustine’s. (St Augustine’s was rebuilt in 1865/6).

He was also probably the most controversial Rector St Augustine’s has had.  His behaviour was referred to in the Western Mail as ‘monstrous’ and the Daily Telegraph accused him of inflicting ‘great injustice’.  In his final sermon in the old church he said they should “cast into the grave of this [the old] church everything which may have caused estrangement or weakened our affection for each other as members of this church”.

What was going on? Come along and find out

Dr Chris Riley will give a talk on the controversial Revd Charles Parsons on Thursday 22nd February 2018 at 7pm in the Parish Hall, Albert Road.

Tickets are £5 (£4 for Friends) and are available on the door.

This is not to be missed so book the date in your diary now.

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