Cecil Wilson (bishop of Bunbury)

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Cecil Wilson (9 September 1860, London – 20 January 1941) was the third missionary Anglican Bishop of Melanesia from 1894 to 1911 and, subsequently, the second Bishop of Bunbury from 1918 to 1937.

Educated at Tonbridge School, Wilson became an 1882 graduate of Jesus College, Cambridge,[1] Wilson served parishes in England before his consecration. He launched the fifth Southern Cross in 1903 and advocated for the movement of the centre of Anglican life in Melanesia to the Solomon Islands from Norfolk Island.

Wilson is listed in the calendar of saints of the Church of the Province of Melanesia.


  1. ^ "Wilson, Cecil (WL879C)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 

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Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
John Selwyn
Bishop of Melanesia
Succeeded by
Cecil Wood
Preceded by
Frederick Goldsmith
Bishop of Bunbury
Succeeded by
Leslie Knight