J.M. Bellew (1823-74)

John Chippendall Montesquieu Bellew lived between the years of 1823 and 1874. He was popular and known as an English author. He was even regarded as a preacher and public reader.

He was ordained and served in numerous currencies in England in 1848. We understand, then, that he was the pastor of the Calcutta Cathedral of St. John.

His return to England was in 1855. He was appointed Assistant Minister of St. Philip’s in England and he became one of London’s greatest church leaders between 1855-1867. He published several preaching during this period. For example, one of these preachings is known as “The Seven Churches of Asia Minor”.

Bellew has also published a novel and a poem work. Blount’s Tempest is the name of his novel.

Bellew began to believe again in the faith of his mother, Roman Catholicism, in 1868. This indicates that he gave up holy Anglican orders and a yearly income of around £ 1,000.

His public readings were compared by people to those of Charles Dickens and Fanny Kemble. And then, he died at the age of 51 in London.

You can see some of his works here;

Christ in life, Life in Christ, London, 1860.

Pergamos, Laodicea, Philadelphia, Smyrna, Sardis, A Descriptive Account of Thyatira. London, Virtue, 1863.

The Church of Ephesus, London, 1864.

Blount Tempest, London, 1865.

Holland House, London & New York, 1867.