John Brewis (priest)

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The Venerable
John Brewis
Archdeacon of Doncaster
Diocese Diocese of Sheffield
In office 1947 to 1954
Predecessor Robert Stannard
Successor John Nicholson
Other posts Principal of St Chad's College, Durham (1937–1947)
Ordination 1928
Personal details
Birth name John Salusbury Brewis
Born 13 May 1902
Died 1 March 1972(1972-03-01) (aged 69)
Nationality English
Denomination Anglicanism
Spouse Anne (m. 1935)
Children Four
Education Eton College
Alma mater

John Salusbury Brewis (13 May 1902 – 1 March 1972) was an English Anglican priest. He was the Principal of St Chad's College, Durham from 1937 to 1947, and the Archdeacon of Doncaster from 1947 to 1954.

Early life and education[edit]

Brewis was born on 13 May 1902.[1] He was educated at Eton College, an all-boys public school near Windsor, Berkshire.[2] He studied modern history at Hertford College, Oxford, graduating with a first class honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree.[2] He then attended Princeton University as a Henry P. Davison Scholar.[2] He trained for Holy Orders at Cuddesdon College, an Anglo-Catholic theological college near Oxford, Oxfordshire.[2]

Ordained ministry[edit]

He was ordained in 1928.[3] He was an Assistant Master at his old school from 1927 to 1929; Vice-Principal and Tutor of St Edmund Hall, Oxford from 1929 to 1937; Principal of St Chad’s College, Durham from 1937 to 1947; Vicar of St James' Church, High Melton from 1947 to 1954 (and Rural Dean of Doncaster during the same period); and Rector of St James's Church, Piccadilly[4] from 1954 to 1967.

Personal life[edit]

In 1935, Brewis married Lady Anne Palmer.[2] Together they had four children: two sons and two daughters.[2] The now Anne Brewis became a noted Botanist.[5]

Brewis died on 1 March 1972, aged 69.[2]


  1. ^ "Rev J. S. Brewis" The Times (London, England), Friday, Mar 03, 1972; pg. 14; Issue 58417
  2. ^ a b c d e f g 'BREWIS, Rev. John Salusbury', Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2016; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014; online edn, April 2014 accessed 26 Aug 2017
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1929-30 p148: London, OUP, 1929
  4. ^ Geograph
  5. ^

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Church of England titles
Preceded by
Robert William Stannard
Archdeacon of Doncaster
1947 –1954
Succeeded by
John Malcolm Nicholson