Father Ian Weathrall, who was the last British member of the Church of North India’s Delhi Brotherhood passed away on 30 April 2013. He was 91 years of age. He died because of cancer in Delhi.
About Father Ian Weathrall and Delhi Brotherhood
• Most notable fact about Father Ian Weathrall is that he was the last British member of the Church of North India’s Delhi Brotherhood.
• He studied the subject of Theology in Britain and came back to India in late 1940s to serve as Anglican priest.
• He became a part of the Brotherhood (community of priests) in 1951. The Brotherhood was founded in 1877 and made contributions to Delhi.
• Renowned St. Stephens College of Delhi University as well as St. Stephens Hospital are among many institutions founded by the Brotherhood.
• Father Ian Weathrall was the head of the Brotherhood and also a member of the Supreme Council of St. Stephen’s College. He was also a member of governing body of St Stephen’s Hospital.
• The Government eventually banned the missionaries that came to India and therefore the British members of the Brotherhood reduced considerably. At present, there are just six members.
• The Brotherhood is involved in social work, primarily in East Delhi. It provides education to deprived, care for elders as well as help to the leprosy patients.
• He also served for long at St James’ Church in Kashmere Gate as well as the Cathedral Church of the Redemption.