Charles Escreet

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Charles Ernest Escreet (20 February 1852 - 3 March 1919)[1] was an Anglican priest: the Archdeacon of Lewisham from 1906 to 1919.


Escreet was educated at Tonbridge School and Wadham College, Oxford.[2] He was ordained in 1875[3] and began his career with curacies at Barham and Battersea.[4]

He was Vicar of St Andrew’s, Stockwell from 1882 to 1892; Rector of Woolwich from 1892 to 1909.[4] Whilst he was there he helped create the Home for Mothers and Babies in Wood Street, Woolwich. It opened in May 1905 due to his efforts in assisting Alice Gregory, Leila Parnell and Maud Cashmere.[5]

Escreet was the Vicar of the Church of the Ascension, Blackheath from 1909 to 1917.[4]


  1. ^ Archdeacon Escreet The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Mar 04, 1919; pg. 12; Issue 42039
  2. ^ University Intelligence The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jun 08, 1878; pg. 12; Issue 29276
  3. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 071363457X
  4. ^ a b c ”The Clergy List” London, Kelly’s, 1913
  5. ^ June Hannam, ‘Gregory, Alice Sophia (1867–1946)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 29 April 2017