CANON E. LUPTON
" He came to Blackpool in 1880 a dying man. Blackpoors salubrious air gave him 63 years of unexpected life, and he repaid it by enduring affection and fine service," said Canon McNerney (Clevelys) in tribute to the late Canon Edward Lupton, Rector of St. Cuthbert's. Blackpool, whose funeral took place last week:
" To him Blackpool was the hub of the universe. To critics of Blackpool he would point out that its function was to provide recreation for the toiling men and women of the towns. Its motto, ' Progress,' he considered fully justified."
Canon Itipton, who died at the age of 93, went to BlackPool in 1880 to take charge of a parish without a 'church; he first built a school, and in 1890 the church.
REV. W. PRITCHARD
SOUTHWARK PRIEST The Rev. William Pritchard, who died on.February 14, had been living in retirement at Cobham, Surrey, since his resignation through ill-health front his charge at Orpington.
Born in 1884, he was educated at Beaumont, at Oxford, and at the Scots College. Rome, being "ordained in 1912. For a year he was professor at Wonersh Seminary, afterwards serving as curate at Bermondsey (1914-6), at Deptford (1916-20), and at Sydenharn (1920-3). For the following three years he was Rector at Cornwall Road. There followed a period of ill-health and sick leave, during which he was only able to do occasional Tight work, hut in 1928 he went to St. Mary's Homes, Gravesend, as chaplain. From 1930 to 1934 he was Rector at the Borough,. and his appointment to Orpington was made four years later.