John Weller (bishop)

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The Right Rev. John Reginald Weller, MA (6 October 1880 – 26 October 1969)[1] was an Anglican priest: the Bishop of the Falkland Islands from 1934 to 1937;[2] and of Argentina and Eastern South America[3] from then until 1946.

He was educated at Bedford School and Selwyn College, Cambridge;[4] and, after an earlier career as a tea planter, he was ordained in 1914. He served in Delhi, Waziristan, Mesopotamia and Quetta (after 1917 as a military Chaplain[5]). He was the Superintendent of the Missions to Seamen in Melbourne and then Merseyside[6] before his elevation to the Episcopate.[7]


  1. ^ Obituary. The Times (London, England), Thursday, Oct 30, 1969; pg. 12; Issue 57704
  2. ^ Archived 2008-01-12 on Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ National Church Institutions Database of Manuscripts and Archives[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ ‘WELLER, Rt Rev. John Reginald’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 accessed 31 Aug 2012
  5. ^ London Gazette
  6. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory London, OUP, 1948
  7. ^ New Bishop Of Falkland Islands.Mersey Seamen’s Chaplain The Times (London, England), Wednesday, May 16, 1934; pg. 16; Issue 46755.