Biographical entry: Gilvelte, Joe ( - 1927)



Joe Gilvelte was from Mota Lava Island in the Banks Group in Vanuatu. He and Barnabas Serbas were the first Melanesian Mission (q.v.) missionaries in north Malaita. Gilvelte married a woman from Makira, and was ordained a deacon in 1917 and a priest in 1918. After a few years back in the Banks Group he returned to teach at All Hallows' School at Pawa (q.v.), in 1926, and died in 1927. (Fox 1958, 160)

Published resources


  • Fox, Charles E., Lord of the Southern Isles: Being the Story of the Anglican Mission in Melanesia, 1849-1949, Mowbray, London, 1958. Details