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John Inglis ( 9 December 1777 – 27 October 1850) was the third bishop of the Diocese of Nova Scotia, serving at St. Paul's Church (Halifax). He was the son of Bishop Charles Inglis.

John Inglis
Bishop of Nova Scotia
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ChurchChurch of England
SeeNova Scotia
In office1825–1850
Ordination27 June 1802
ConsecrationMarch 1825
Personal details
Born9 December1777
Died27 October 1850(1850-10-27) (aged 72)


John Inglis was ordained a deacon December 13, 1801 by Bishop Charles Inglis, his father. On 27 June 1802 he was ordained a priest.

John was appointed as official secretary and as ecclesiastical commissary to his father. This involved a number of trips to England on behalf of the diocese. These trips also enhanced his own career and brought focus on his talents. However, his relative inexperience and the overtones of nepotism did not allow his promotion in 1812 when the bishop was seriously incapacitated.

Charles and son John Inglis memorial, St. Paul's Church, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Inglis became the third bishop in 1825. He was consecrated 26/27 March 1825. In the 25 years preceding this elevation, he had proven to be a talented and caring priest. He had been chaplain to the House of Assembly, a stalwart ally of King’s College, and a defender of the official position of the Church of England. He died on 27 October 1850.

Shortly after his return to Nova Scotia, he divided the diocese into four archdeaconries. The archdeacons and locations are shown below.[1]

  • Ven. George Best, Archdeacon of New Brunswick
  • Ven. George Coster, Archdeacon of Newfoundland
  • Ven. A. G. Spencer, Archdeacon of Bermuda
  • Ven. Dr. Robert Willis, Archdeacon of Nova Scotia and Rector of St. Paul's, Halifax


  1. ^ Lee, G. Herbert (Rev) (1880). An Historical Sketch of The First Fifty Years of the Church of England in New Brunswick. St. John, New Brunswick: Sun Publishing. p. unpaginated online, see Chapter II.