Bernard Williams (priest)

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Bernard Williams [1] was an Anglican priest. He was the son of the Rev. Henry Williams (1844–?). Bernard was born on 14 December 1869 at Croxton, Norfolk. He went to school at Bury St Edmunds and Norwich. He matriculated in 1889.

Williams was admitted to Christ's College, Cambridge on 4 April 1889 [2] and graduated B.A. 1892 and M.A. 1898.

He was ordained deacon at Exeter in 1899 and priest in 1899. He served curacies at Chittlehampton, Devon (1899-1902) and at Indwe, Diocese of Grahamstown, (1902-6). His further career included:

He died in Pietermaritzburg in 1943. [6]

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  1. The Times, 3 October 1935; pg. 15; Issue 47185; col E, Ecclesiastical News Resignation of the first Provost of Portsmouth
  2. "Bernard Williams (WLMS889B)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. Crockford's Clerical Directory 1929-30 p 1406: Oxford, OUP, 1929
  4. William George Gates (1900). Illustrated History of Portsmouth. Charpentier & Company.
  5. Tim Backhouse. "THE VICARS OF PORTSMOUTH (ST. THOMAS'S CHURCH) - 1260-2009". History In Portsmouth. Tim Backhouse/CIS. Archived from the original on 11 December 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  6. Deaths, The Times, 23 February 1943; pg. 1; Issue 49477; col A
Anglican Church of Southern Africa titles
Preceded by Dean of Grahamstown
1916 1927
Succeeded by
Church of England titles
New title Provost of Portsmouth
1927 1930
Succeeded by