The Revd Frank Weston's early years at St Matthew's
The Revd Frank Weston was born on September 13th, 1871, in South London, the fifth child and fourth son of Robert Gibbs Weston, a tea broker in Mincing Lane. His father had strong Evangelical views.
When Frank was eleven, after his father died, he moved to Dulwich College. He was inspired by his local vicar in the Catholic faith and then attended Trinity College, Oxford. Frank applied to join the army at Woolwich, but luckily for the Church of England, he failed his eye test.
After Oxford, Frank joined the Trinity College Mission at Stratford.
Fr Jervois, one of the priests who joined Fr Trevelyan’s team, was also a graduate of Trinity. Fr Jervois had visited Frank Weston there. After a disagreement in the direction of the Mission, Frank Weston decided to resign which conveniently coincided with the appointment of Fr. Jervois at St Mary’s , Munster Square. Fr. Jervois mentioned Frank Weston mentioned Frank Weston to Fr. Trevelyan and so the Revd Frank Weston came to St Matthew’s as a curate.