Bishop, Abraham
d. 1793; e.m. 1791

As a native of Jersey he spoke both English and French. Offering for overseas service, he was the first WM missionary to New Brunswick in British North America, where he arrived in September 1791. He began a fruitful ministry in the city of Saint John and the surrounding settlements, but was called to meet the need for a French-speaking missionary in Grenada. Arriving there on 5 January 1793, he purchased a house and converted it into a chapel and threw himself into the work. But on 16 June his ministry was cut short by a fatal bout of fever. A fund established by his will continues to benefit Channel Island Methodism.

  • Charles Atmore, Methodist Memorial (1801) pp.51-2
  • R.D. Moore, Methodism in the Channel Islands (1952) pp.72-3