Faith Blythe (née Meredith) was the eldest daughter of John and Cecilia Meredith; the sister of Jerry, Una, and Carl; the half-sister of Bruce; the wife of Jem Blythe; and the mother of Walter, Jem, and Anne.


Early lifeEdit

Faith was born in 1895 in Maywater, Prince Edward Island to Reverend John Meredith and his wife Cecilia. She was raised there along with her older brother Jerry and her younger sister Una Meredith, who was born a year after she was. Their youngest brother Carl was born in autumn 1897.

Their mother Cecilia died in 1902, when Faith was seven years old. She was devastated and so was her father. Four years later, John became minister in Glen St. Mary and moved his family there.

Life in Glen St. MaryEdit

World War IEdit

During World War I, Faith worked as a Red Cross nurse. She eventually transferred to England so she could be near Jem when he was on leave or if he was injured.

Later lifeEdit

Faith later married Jem and had three children with him: Walter Jr., Jem Jr., and Anne.


"Faith Meredith is a beauty, and as inspiring and original as she is beautiful. There is nothing commonplace about her. All the other girls in the Glen put together haven't the vim, and wit, and joyousness and 'spunk' she has. She has not an enemy in the world. Every one who knows her loves her."
Anne Shirley about Faith.[src]

Faith was a merry, cordial girl. She loved to laugh and was not as sensitive as Una about the people who made fun of their family. She loved her father dearly and hurt terribly when he was hurt. She was kind, loving, and joyful at all times.

Physical appearanceEdit

"Faith wore her beauty like a rose, careless and glowing. She had golden-brown eyes, golden-brown curls and crimson cheeks."
Rainbow Valley, Chapter 4


Faith is a female given name of English origin and means loyalty or belief.

Behind the scenesEdit


Anne of Green Gables Wiki has 3 images of Faith Meredith (view category).


Book appearances

Short story appearances

  • The Road to Yesterday
    • "The Pot and the Kettle" (mentioned only)
    • "Here Comes the Bride"
    • "The Road to Yesterday" (mentioned only)
  • The Blythes Are Quoted
    • "The Haunted Room" (mentioned only)
    • "The Pot and the Kettle" (mentioned only)
    • "Interlude"
    • "A June Day"
    • "The Room"
    • "The Pilgrim"
    • "Here Comes the Bride"
    • "The Road to Yesterday" (mentioned only)

Stage appearances

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