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Pastor Galswells is a resident of the Land of the Living, and works as the local holy man and lives in his church. 


He is depicted as a hunched man wearing the habit of a priest and also a bishop's mitre on his head.


Paster Galswells is a stern man with little patience for those who make mistakes. He is a strict believer in God, although he seems to have some knowledge about the Land of the Dead, since Victoria claims he is the only one who knows what awaits beyond the grave. Like Elder Gutknecht, he respects the natural balance of life and death and agreed that the dead walking the earth is unnatural, although unlike Gutknecht, his is far less kind to other and simply regards to the walking dead as demons from Hell, showcasing either a self-righteous or biased side.


He presides over Victor Van Dort and Victoria Everglot's wedding rehearsal.

After finding to Victoria, he later over her and Lord Barkis Bittern's wedding.

He is shocked by the people of the dead Upstairs, especially when they completely ignore his demand that they not enter his church and instead return to their graves. That's the last time we see Paster Galswells.

Paster Gallswells was likely still standing where he was and watched Emily, the Corpse Bride, walk past him and walk to Victor.


Victor Van Dort

He is very annoyed with Victor when he doesn't get the thing right.

Victoria Everglot

Just like Victor, he is also annoyed with Victoria and see her as a crazy person. When Victor was taken by Emily, Victoria snuck out, gone to the church, and talked to Galswells about the dead. He later took Victoria back to her mother and said that she's a mad women.

Maudeline Everglot


  • "Master Van Dort, from the beginning. Again. "With this hand I will lift your sorrows. Your cup will never empty, for I will be your wine. With this candle, I will light your way in darkness. With this ring, I ask you to be mine". Let's try it again." - To Victor Van Dort at his and Victoria Everglot's rehearsal wedding.
  • "Dropping the ring. This boy doesn't want to get married!" - After Victor failed again in his vows.
  • "Miss Everglot, what are you doing here? You should be at home, prostrate with grief." - Seeing Victoria after Victor's disappearance.
  • "She is speaking in tongues, of unholy alliances! Her mind has come undone, I fear!" - To Maudeline Everglot while holding a squirming Victoria.
  • "Begone, ye demons from Hell! Back to the void from whence you came! You shall not enter here! Back... back... back." - Trying to holding the dead off.
    • Skeleton: Keep it down, we're in a church.


Main article: Pastor Galswells/Gallery


  • He is somewhat similar to Elder Gutknech, as they both understand the natural balance between life and death and both have connections to what awaits beyond the grave. However, Pastor Galswells is much more mean-spirited than Elder Gutknecht and has very little patience.