John Wellington

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For the politician in Saskatchewan, Canada, see John Henry Wellington.

John Wellington was an Anglican missionary bishop in the 20th century.

He was born into an ecclesiastical family [1] on 28 December 1889 and educated at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Wimborne and Salisbury Theological College. Ordained in 1913 he was curate at St Martin’s, Salisbury before heading to China as a missionary. He was in Shantung until 1935 when he returned to England as Vicar of Holy Trinity, Bedford. From 1940[2] to 1950 he was Bishop of Shantung[3] Next he was Vicar of St Germans ; and from 1953 Archdeacon of Bodmin. He retired in 1960 and died on 11 September 1976 .[4]


  1. ^ He was the son of the Reverend G. Wellington “Who was Who” 1897–1990 London, A & C Black 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  2. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1947-48 Oxford, OUP,1948
  3. ^ Interned by Japanese in China;, released, 1945 Who’s Who (Ibid)
  4. ^ Obituary Right Rev John Wellington The Times Saturday, Sep 18, 1976; pg. 14; Issue 59812; col F