The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 72
St. Peter's, Caversham
St. Peter's, Caversham.
At St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Caversham, on Sunday last, the Rev. Bryan King made reference to the death of the Rev. Dr Stuart. The text chosen was Ephesians iv, 3—Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace." The unity of the Spirit, the preacher paid, could be kept in two apparently opposite ways. First, by the bold and uncompromising statement of that which we hold to be true; and secondly, by avoiding in social intercourse anything that could possibly offend, and dwelling rather upon points upon which all agree. Dr Stuart was an uncompromising Presbyterian, as he (the speaker), as all who knew him were aware, was an uncompromising High Churchman, but in his interviews with Dr Stuart, sometimes involving matters of great delicacy, he had always found him warm-hearted and friendly. In concluding, be said—"There has gone from us a great man, a good man, and a true Christian, who always endeavoured to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. God help us to follow his example."