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Everson, Frederick Howell
1898-1961; e.m. 1920

WM minister, born in Guildford. He used his training as a journalist in contributing a children's feature in the Daily Mail and, as 'FHE', in the Methodist Recorder under the title 'Thursday Teatime'. For 23 years he was a member of the team reporting on the Conference and was said to be able to 'read the mind of Conference as a man reads a book'. Under the pseudonym 'Epsilon' he also contributed impressions of the Conference. He wrote books and plays and in 1945 was director of the connexional 'How Great a Flame' exhibition. He retired to Ilfracombe and died at Barnstaple on 25 November 1961.

Quotations

'He did not wear his heart on his sleeve… Nor did he readily unveil the secrets of his inner life. The truth is that he was a sensitive and serious-minded man, thinking and feeling profoundly; and for him garrulity in solemn and earnest matters was out of the question.'

Methodist Recorder, 7 December 1961

Sources

  • Methodist Recorder, 7 December 1961

Entry written by: WL
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