The History of 12 Arundel Terrace

The Rev J S M Anderson

Recollections of Kemp Town’s early days by published on 16th January 1892 by William Baines in the Brighton Herald

Many will remember the Rev. J. S. M. Anderson, the eloquent speaker at St. George’s and for some time chaplain to Queen Adelaide, whose great kind heart and open hand raised him. This cannot be said of another eminent clergyman of that time in Kemp Town, who was so afraid that one hand would know

what the other did, that he never did anything, but who, nevertheless, preached such a touching sermon on charity on one occasion that his organist, who was suffering severe domestic affliction at the time, was tempted in a moment of weakness, and as he said, with considerable doubts, to ask the reverend gentleman, if he would pay him a quarter’s salary in advance. His doubts were at once set at rest, and his salary three months afterwards, but not in advance.

Rev J. S. M. Anderson resident at 12 Arundel Terrace 1826-1850. Secretary of the gardens committee during his time here

Recollections of Kemp Town’s early days by published on 23rd January 1892 by William Saunders in the Brighton Herald

Rev.Anderson no longer preaching to bonnets

The Rev. James Anderson, when he left St. George’s and had the appointment at Lincoln’s Inn, was met in Brighton by the Rev. Charles Townsend,Vicar of Kingston-by-Sea, a singular literary character. “Well, James, how doyou get on?” he asked. Now James had an opinion he could “get on” as a preacher
anywhere, and hinted to that effect. “Yes, but “said the old gentleman, “Youhave be
en here preaching to bonnets; now you have to preach to heads!”


To read more of these Recollections find the Article on the Estate page by Andrew Doig