John Macmillan

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John Victor Macmillan OBE DD[1] (1877–1956[2]) was the fifth Bishop of Dover in the modern era[3][4] who was later translated to Guildford.[5]

Born into a publishing family[6] and educated at Eton and Magdalen College, Oxford, he began his ecclesiastical career with a curacy at Farnham and was successively Resident Chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury, a Chaplain to the Forces during World War I, Vicar of Kew and then Archdeacon of Maidstone before his elevation to the episcopate.


  1. ^ NPG details
  2. ^ Obituary- The Right Rev. J. V. Macmillan The Times Thursday, 16 Aug 1956; pg. 11; Issue 53611; col E
  3. ^ The Guildford Diocese Bishop Of Dover Appointed The Times Thursday, 4 Oct 1934; pg. 12; Issue 46876; col F
  4. ^ ”Who was Who 1897-1990” London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  5. ^ Window on Woking Archived 11 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ The Baxter Bible
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Harold Bilbrough
Bishop of Dover
1927 – 1934
Succeeded by
Alfred Rose
Preceded by
John Greig
Bishop of Guildford
1934 – 1949
Succeeded by
Henry Montgomery Campbell