A Tale of Two Margarets

The family of the late Canon Herbert Coles gathered on Sunday 8th September to remember his wife and daughter, both named Margaret, and to witness the blessing of their newly-mounted memorial plaques in the Memorial Chapel.

Front and centre of the gathering was Mary Lawson, daughter of Canon and Mrs Coles, and sister to the younger Margaret. Members of her extended family who joined Mary shared laughter and some tears as they reminisced about the two Margarets and the former Rector of All Souls.

Brenton Brockhouse, the parish organist, took the opportunity to return to the family a memento of Canon Coles given to him by the younger Margaret: The brass door knocker that used to be on the door of Canon Coles’ study, which is pictured here.