Taught in Sunday School this morning.
Drove to Tadmarton for afternoon service at 3. Mr MacDermot, Churchwarden and Squire of the parish met me and told me that The Rev Edmund J. Smith the Rector died this morning at 4.30 very suddenly of syncope. Only last Sunday he preached two funeral sermons, one for the late Canon Edward Payne, and one for a parishioner of his own. Every one seemed much shocked at his sudden death.
My second service was at 7 o’clock this evening.