|"Suddenly at the age of seventy-four,
died recently Reginald Henry Harvey, priest,
Rector of this parish from 1910 to 1933. We
held a Memorial for him at all services on
Sunday, February 16th., at which many of his
friends were present.
He was called upon to carry out the pastoral care of this parish in the difficult days of the last war and during the uneasy years that followed the war. He had the gift of making very real personal friendships and many mourn his death. In ways which did not advertise themselves he was most generous. There are many who will never forget his kindness of heart and his sympathy with them when they were in sorrow and in difficulty.
To me he was kindness itself. When I was appointed he invited Mrs Lovell Clarke and me to come over. He said that I should probably make alterations in the conduct of the services and he entirely understood that I must do things in the way I thought best. He took us round the garden and pointed out rare plants and trees, for he was a great lover of Nature.
On his retirement he did much occasional duty in the parishes round his new home and was active to the last. May he rest in peace and may his widow and his family for whom Barwick Rectory was home, be comforted."
|From the recollections of STAN ROBSHAW.|