17 March 1917|
Dunder Hill, St Elizabeth, Jamaica.
|Died||22 May 2009(aged 92)|
|Resting place||Bethabara Moravian Church
|Known for||Jamaican bishop of the Moravian Church (1983).|
Bishop Neil was born in Dunder Hill, a village in St Elizabeth, Jamaica. He attended school first at Lititz Elementary School and then St Andrew Tutorial College. His theological training was at St Colme's (then in Kingston), from where he graduated in 1944.
He served the Moravian Church in Jamaica for more than 50 years, first as a clergy man and from 1983 as a bishop. He retired in 1993. The congregations for which he was responsible during those years include Redeemer and New Beulah.
He was married with children, one of whom is also a Moravian Church clergyman.
- Obituary of Neville Neil, Jamaica Weekly Gleaner, p. 32, 27 July 2009 – 2 August 2009.
- 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.
- A home in need, Rhoma Tomlinson, Jamaica Observer, 5 July 2009.
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