Rev. John Merrin
- Born April 17, 1869, Notting Hill, London. (Census)
- Son of the Rev. William Merrin.
- School, private and at King's College, London
- served for three years as an accountant in a Liverpool office.
- 1891, Draper's Clerk, Liverpool (Census)
- Ordained deacon (Rochester) 1895
- Curate of Holy Trinity, Lee, Kent, 1895-1900.
- Ordained Priest, 1896
- Adm. pens. at Christ's College, Cambridge, Apr. 27, 1900.
- Matric. Michs. 1900
- Curate of St Paul's, Cambridge, 1900-6. (St. Paul's Website)
- Winchester Reading Prize, 1903
- B.A. 1903
- Curate of Stoke-next-Guildford, 1906-7
- M.A. 1907.
- Vicar of St Philip-the-Evangelist, Islington, 1907-12. (Census)
- Curate of All Saints, Leyton, 1912-13.
- Curate of St John-the-Evangelist, Stratford, 1913-27.
- Rural Dean of West Ham, 1925-7.
- Rector of Keighley, Yorks., 1927-31.
- Died Oct. 29, 1931 at Willen, Newport Pagnell, Bucks.
Clergy and laymen who are co-operating in the task of painting the railings of Stratford Parish Church were surprised some days ago when the Bishop of Chelmsford, in the course of a visit to the church, insisted on doing his share of the work.
Picking up a brush the bishop set to work and painted a portion of the railings. His work would have done credit to a professional. When it was found impossible to raise the £170 required to carry out the renovation work Mr. J. C. Nicholson, J.P., gave the paint, and the call for volunteers met with a ready response. The vicar the Rev. John Merrin, who is rural dean of West Ham, is foreman.
Malayan Saturday Post, 6 November 1926, Page 16 (National Library, Singapore)