Frederick Molyneux

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Frederick Merivale Molyneux (1885–1948) was sixth Bishop of Melanesia.

Educated at Rossall School, Keble College, Oxford, and Cuddesdon College, he served as assistant bishop in Melanesia from 1925 to 1928, and as diocesan Bishop of Melanesia from 1928 to 1931. In the former role, he had responsibility for the Southern Archdeaconery based in Lolowai, Aoba (now called Ambae, but lived primarily in the Banks Islands. He resigned his diocese in November 1931 following a 'complete nervous breakdown (after concerns about erotic involvements with men)' (Blain Clergy Directory) and left the Solomon Islands in April 1932.


Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
John Steward
Bishop of Melanesia
Succeeded by
Walter Baddeley