Reverend Edward Balvaird Hewett


The Reverend Edward Balvaird Hewett (1846–18 January 1904) was mission priest at St Margaret's Episcopal Mission, 9 South Coburg Street, Gorbals, Glasgow from 1882 to 1895. Originally from Buckinghamshire, Hewett graduated from St John's College, Oxford and was ordained at Norwich Cathedral by the Bishop of Norwich on 21 December 1876. Rev. Hewett and his wife,Mrs Mary Hewett, founded the Guild of Aid in South Coburg Street in 1887. Hewett resigned as mission priest in 1895 following a dispute with the the Bishop and the Home Mission Board of the Diocese. He then went on to have his own mission church and hall built in South Coburg Street in 1898–9, from where he lead pastoral care and philanthropic activities for the benefit of the impoverished Gorbals community until his death. 1


1: Glasgow Herald, 20 January 1904, p. 1; David M. Bertie, ed., Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689–2000, Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 2000, p. 599; Marald D. Grant, My Gorbals Story. The Guild of Aid: Reflections and Reminiscences, 1887–1973, Glasgow: The Guild of Aid, 1973.