Neville Neil

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Neville Neil
Born (1917-03-17)17 March 1917
Dunder Hill, St Elizabeth, Jamaica.
Died 22 May 2009(2009-05-22) (aged 92)
Resting place Bethabara Moravian Church
17°57′53″N 77°30′27″W / 17.9647109°N 77.5075686°W / 17.9647109; -77.5075686Coordinates: 17°57′53″N 77°30′27″W / 17.9647109°N 77.5075686°W / 17.9647109; -77.5075686
Nationality Jamaican
Occupation Bishop
Known for Jamaican bishop of the Moravian Church (1983).

Neville Sylvester Neil (17 March 1917 - 22 May 2009) was a bishop of the Moravian Church in Jamaica.[1]


Bishop Neil was born in Dunder Hill, a village in St Elizabeth, Jamaica.[1] He attended school first at Lititz Elementary School and then St Andrew Tutorial College.[1] His theological training was at St Colme's (then in Kingston), from where he graduated in 1944.[2]

He served the Moravian Church in Jamaica for more than 50 years, first as a clergy man and from 1983 as a bishop.[1] He retired in 1993.[2] The congregations for which he was responsible during those years include Redeemer and New Beulah.[3]

He was married with children, one of whom is also a Moravian Church clergyman.[1]

Bishop Neil is buried at Bethabara Moravian Church (aerial view).[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Obituary of Neville Neil, Jamaica Weekly Gleaner, p. 32, 27 July 2009 – 2 August 2009.
  2. ^ a b Edmund Davis, "The History of Theological Education in Jamaica: The United Theological College of the West Indies and Its Four Antecedent Colleges (1841-1966)", 1 September 1998.
  3. ^ A home in need, Rhoma Tomlinson, Jamaica Observer, 5 July 2009.