In 1871 Nevill accepted the bishopric of Dunedin. He was consecrated in the pro-cathedral, Dunedin, New Zealand, by the Primate (Harper) of Dunedin and Bishops Suter of Nelson, Hadfteld of Wellington, and Williams of Waiapu. Dr. Nevill twice since revisited England to attend the Lambeth Conferences. Nevill was married at Heavitree, Devon, in 1863, to Miss M. S. C. Penny. When rector of Shelton the Bishop held a certificate of the Science and Art Department of South Kensington qualifying him to instruct candidates for examination under the Department, and was thus instrumental in laying the foundation of the career of some who have attained positions of eminence.