A Prayer for Owen Meany

Canon Campbell Character Analysis

The rector at Grace Church-on-the-Hill. Canon Campbell is interested in helping Americans who have fled to Canada. He introduces John Wheelwright to Teddybear Kilgour, who gives him a job at Bishop Strachan. Before his death, Campbell welcomes John into the Anglican church and helps him adapt to his newfound faith and his new life in Canada.
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Canon Campbell Character Timeline in A Prayer for Owen Meany

The timeline below shows where the character Canon Campbell appears in A Prayer for Owen Meany. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3: The Angel
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...but still takes the gesture as an insult. He reminisces about the golden years when Canon Campbell was alive, and rector of Grace Church. He finds the new Canon Mackie to be... (full context)
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...also struggles to sincerely proclaim the language of the Nicene Creed and the general confession. Canon Campbell used to talk him through the words and their meaning, but Canon Mackie tends to... (full context)
Chapter 5: The Ghost of the Future 
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...Rev. Keeling, who is his favorite person to talk to in the church now that Canon Campbell is gone. The other reverends aren’t as willing to talk to him at length—one unsympathetic... (full context)
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...that John lives in the past, and even John himself wonders if his fondness for Canon Campbell is part of his inability to let go of the past. He imagines that if... (full context)
Chapter 6: The Voice 
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...look more underweight than she really is. He says she’s his closest friend now that Canon Campbell has died. The previous principal of Bishop Strachan, Old Teddybear Kilgour, hired John on Campbell’s... (full context)
Chapter 8: The Finger 
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...junior teaching experience at Gravesend Academy, so he had no trouble getting hired. He met Canon Campbell , who welcomed him into the Anglican Church. He picked up helpful connections, as Wheelwrights... (full context)