Magazine article Anglican Journal

Eric Nelson Kemp

Magazine article Anglican Journal

Eric Nelson Kemp

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An era of Anglican history came to an end recently with the death at Prestbury, Cheltenham, England, of Eric Nelson Kemp, better known as Mark.

Born Dec. 17, 1905, the centenary of the Battle of Trafalgar (hence the "Nelson"), he was the last novice to be received into the Society of the Divine Compassion, where he received the name of Brother Mark. An early Anglican Franciscan Community, the Society was founded by Father Andrew, in the early part of the century a well-known retreat leader and popular spiritual writer. Recognizing not long after Mr. Kemp came to the Society that it would not survive as a community, Fr. Andrew released him to the newer and more vigorous Society of St. Francis, still a flourishing religious community.

After a second novitiate with the franciscans, however, Mark left to do theology and be ordained in the Church of England.

What he considered the crown of his ministry took place at St. Columba's-by-the-Castle in Edinburgh in the '40s and '50s. …

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