Rector of West Wickham Leaving: 1942

Rev CAS Page

Rev. Charles A. S. Page was the Rector of West Wickham for nearly 12 years, before he moved onto Hawkinge near Folkstone.  When he moved had been recently widowed, and his only son Squadron Leader Harry Charles Shaw Page, had been reported as missing (this report was mentioned earlier in the same newspaper, page 5)

Rector Leaving

Rev. C.A.S. Page Coing to Hawkinge

Speech at Church Meeting
The Rev. C.A.S. Page, D.S.O., M.C., Rector of West Wickham for nearly 12 years, has accepted the offer of the living of Hawkinge, near Folkstone, and will be leaving for his new parish in April.  Recently he lost his wife as the result of an unfortunate accident.

The Rector, who is 61, announced his forthcoming departure at the Annual Parochial Meeting at the Coney Hall on Tuesday.  He reviewed briefly the work of the parish, which, he said, had been carried on by voluntary workers during 1941 with great enthusiasm and under great difficulty. 

He made especial reference to the services rendered by Miss Hemsley to the Sunday school, and on behalf of the Guides, who were very strong.  The Scouts, however, were in a bad way because they had no Scoutmaster on account of war conditions.  The Emmanuel Scoutmaster had very kindly done what he could for them, but the movement was really in suspense for the moment.

Article about the rector of West Wickham Rev. Charles Page

Source:
Bromley & District Times, 6th February 1942 (page 6)

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