At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Stockwell Orphanage, attended by Charles Spurgeon, at the conclusion of the day’s agenda, Charles Spurgeon said in a very grave and solemn manner:-
“Before we depart, I have a most serious matter to bring before you. It has to do with the Headmaster, Mr Charlesworth. He has recently introduced a child into the Orphanage without the consent of any of us trustees.”
The trustees were astonished and their faces all looked very serious. Questions were asked, and they began to discuss the Headmaster’s conduct when Charles Spurgeon began to smile and it soon came into their memories that the Headmaster’s wife had recently given birth to a son.
With many peaceful blessings