|Church||Anglican Church of Australia|
|Diocese||Diocese of North Queensland|
|Installed||23 April 1953|
|Other posts||Bishop of Newcastle (1973–1977)|
|Consecration||19 April 1953 in St John's Cathedral, Brisbane|
|Birth name||Ian Wotton Allnutt Shevill|
|Born||11 May 1917|
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
|Died||3 November 1988 (aged 71)|
Early life and education
In 1953, he was ordained to the episcopate as Bishop of North Queensland, a post he held for 17 years. He was enthroned on 23 April 1953 in the St James' Cathedral, Townsville. Shevill was nicknamed 'the boy bishop' as he was only 34 when he became bishop of North Queensland, the world's youngest Anglican Bishop.
In 1970, Shevill's wife died and he became Secretary of the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in London. In 1973 he returned to Australia and was enthroned as Bishop of Newcastle on 6 August 1973.
Shevill retired in 1977 following a stroke and died on 3 November 1988. He opened Bible House, Townsville, on 7 November 1964 with Canon H.M. Arrowsmith[clarification needed] and Preston Walker of the British and Foreign Bible Society.
Shevill was an author, both during his work and after his retirement. Amongst others he wrote New Dawn in Papua (1946); Pacific Conquest (1948); God’s World at Prayer (1951); Orthodox and other Eastern Churches in Australia (1964); Going it with God (1969); One Man’s Meditations (1982); O, My God (1982); Between Two Sees (1988) and an autobiography, Half Time (1966) while bishop in Townsville
Shevill married June Stephenson, an English missionary he had met in New Guinea, in 1959; she died in 1970. He married again in 1974 to Margaret Ann Brabazon at Bishopscourt Chapel in Darling Point, Sydney.
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- Church news New bishop for Australia, The Times, 22 December 1972; pg. 15; Issue 58663; col E
- Who was Who 1987-1990: London, A & C Black, 1991, ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
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- Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
- Church website
- "BISHOP SHEVILL ENTHRONED". Townsville Daily Bulletin. LXXIII. Queensland, Australia. 24 April 1953. p. 1. Retrieved 20 January 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
- McCarthy, Joanne (27 August 2014). "'Charming' Bishop Shevill's abuse link". The Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
- Diocesan History
- "DIOCESE OF NEWCASTLE.—In pursuance of the provisions". Government Gazette Of The State Of New South Wales (105). New South Wales, Australia. 17 August 1973. p. 3550. Retrieved 20 January 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
- Bible to thousands: fulfilling the vision with the Bible Society in Australia 1963 to 1979, S. Preston Walker, 2005, ISBN 9780646521473
- McCarthy, Joanne (26 October 2015). "Anglican bishop Greg Thompson sexually abused by late Bishop Ian Shevill". The Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
|Church of England titles|
Wilfrid Bernard Belcher
| Bishop of North Queensland
Hurtle John Lewis
James Alan George Housden
| Bishop of Newcastle (Australia)
Alfred Charles Holland
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