Source: Brentwood Diocese
Brentwood's first bishop, Bishop Ward, was a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS), but Fr Stewart is the only Brentwood priest since him to be so and thus far the only one to be elected an FSA. He said: "I am very pleased to be elected but consider the election to be, in the first place, an honour for the Church rather than simply a personal one."
Fr Stewart has written a number of books and recently collated and edited Brentwood's Centenary photobook. In releasing the news of the 10 people elected in March, the Society said of Fr Stewart: "His work on the history and deceased clergy of the diocese of Brentwood has made a seminal contribution to Catholic history and Essex local studies from the Reformation onwards."
Read more about the Society of Antiquaries of London: https://www.sal.org.uk