John Chisholm (archbishop of Melanesia)

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John Wallace Chisholm, (14 September 1923 — 24 May 1975) was an Australian divine who served as the tenth Anglican Bishop of Melanesia[1] and first Archbishop of the Province of Melanesia. He was educated at Trinity College, University of Melbourne [2] and ordained in 1947. His first post was as a Curate at St Stephen’s, Rochester Row, Westminster[3] after which he was Sub-Dean of the Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul, Dogura, Papua and New Guinea.[4] From 1964 to 1967 he was an Auxiliary Bishop of New Guinea [5] when he became Bishop of Melanesia,[6] a post he held until 1975 when the Diocese of Melanesia became a province. He died shortly after his appointment as Primate.[7]


Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Alfred Hill
Bishop of Melanesia
Succeeded by
as Archbishop of Melanesia
Preceded by
as Bishop of Melanesia
Archbishop of Melanesia
Succeeded by
Norman Palmer