Sunday 26 June 2011

Of your charity

pray for the soul of

His Excellency Fra’ Fredrik Crichton-Stuart

Grand Prior of England of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta

1940 – 2011

who sadly died on 14 June 2011 at Edinburgh

It is with the greatest sadness that the death is notified of

Grand Prior of England
Knight Grand Cross of Justice in the Solemn Vows of religion
from a heart attack early on the morning of Tuesday 14th June 2011 as he was at prayer reading his breviary

Please pray for the repose of his soul.

Requiescat in pace

His Excellency Fra' Fredrik Crichton-Stuart RIP

Grand Prior of England

His Excellency Fra' Fredrik Crichton-Stuart, Grand Prior of England, died at his home in Edinburgh on the morning of Tuesday 14th June 2011, after a long illness.

Fra' Fredrik joined the Order of Malta in 1962, and in 1993, on the restoration of the Grand Priory of England, he was appointed Chancellor, becoming Grand Prior in 2008.

For many years he was also Delegate of Scotland and the Northern Marches for the Order, and was a tireless worker for the sick and the needy, assisting in the weekends for the handicapped held regularly at Lake Kielder as well as being an effective and long standing Chairman of Dial-A-Journey in mid Scotland, an organisation he served devotedly up until his death.

Freddy, as he was always known, was born in 1940 at Bute House, formerly owned by the Bute family but now owned by the Bute House trustees and currently the residence and offices of the First Minister of Scotland.

Fra' Freddy was the eldest son of Lord Rhidian Crichton-Stuart and grandson of John Crichton-Stuart, the 4th Marquess of Bute.

Fra' Freddy was educated at Ampleforth and brought up in Scotland and North Africa where his father had business interests. His long career included spells in industry and farming and he was a Chartered Accountant with his own practice until his retirement. He was an officer of the Territorial Army in the Queens Own Royal Glasgow Yeomanry, and a trustee and later Chairman of Una Voce Scotland, and he sat on the boards of a number of charities in Scotland.

Fra’ Freddy Crichton-Stuart was a man of prayer whose love of and commitment to the Order of Malta, its traditions and works, was exemplary and inspirational.

The condolences of the many members of the Grand Priory of England and the British Association of the Order of Malta have been extended to his family and his many friends. He will be sadly missed.

Funeral and requiem details

The Funeral Exequies


His Excellency Fra' Fredrik John Patrick Crichton-Stuart
Grand Prior of England

will be held
St Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral, 61 York Place, EDINBURGH EH1 3JD


Tuesday 28th June 2011.

The Body will be received into the Cathedral
5pm on Monday the 28th June


the Office of Vespers for the Dead will be sung.

On Tuesday morning the Office of Lauds will be sung


he Funeral Mass will begin at 11.15am.

The Mass will be followed by a Reception given by the Family in the Cathedral Hall.

The Committal and Burial will take place at Mount Vernon Catholic Cemetery, 49 Mount Vernon Road, Edinburgh, EH16 6JG. The funeral cortège will leave the Reception promptly at 2.15pm and the burial will start upon arrival, around 2.45pm. Everyone is invited to attend, but mourners must be at the cemetery in good time, as parking space close by is limited.

At the family's request, donations in memory of Fra' Fredrik may be made to:

Order of Malta Dial-a-Journey,
3 Cunningham Road,
Springkerse Industrial Estate,
Stirling FK7 7SW.
Charity No. SC 018831.
Tel: 01786 46535


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