The Ven John Russell Walker, Master of Arts was an eminent Anglican priest in the last third of the 19th century.
He was born in Bury on 18 June 1837 and educated at University College, Oxford.
He was ordained in 1863 and was Curate of Middleton and then Walmersley. He was appointed a Canon of Manchester Cathedral in 1870 and then of Chichester in 1874. In 1879 he became Archdeacon of Chichester, dying in post on 31 October 1887 after a short illness.