Neville Welch

William Neville Welch[1] was the first Bishop of Bradwell from 1968 to 1973.[2]

Born on 30 April 1906 he was educated at Dean Close School, Cheltenham and Keble College, Oxford[3] and studied for ordination at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford before a curacy in Kidderminster. From 1934 he was Secretary to the Mission to Seamen. Following this he was Vicar of Grays then Ilford; Rural Dean of Barking; and finally, before his elevation to the Episcopate, Archdeacon of Southend. He retired to Witham and died on 3 February 1999.[4]


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  2. Church news New Bishop of Bradwell (Official Appointments and Notices), The Times Wednesday, 7 Feb 1973; pg. 18; Issue 58701; col C
  3. Who's Who 1970 London, A & C Black, 1971 ISBN 0-7136-1140-5
  4. Death announced by Oxford University
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Inaugural appointment
Bishop of Bradwell
Succeeded by
John Gibbs

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