Watkin Williams (bishop)

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Watkin Herbert Williams (22 August 1845 [2] – 19 November 1944 [3] ) was Dean of St Asaph from 1892 to 1899. [4] and Bishop of Bangor from 1899 to 1925. [5] [6]

Bishop of Bangor Ordinary of the Church in Wales Diocese of Bangor

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Williams was educated at Westminster School [7] and Christ Church, Oxford [8] and ordained in 1871. [9] He was vicar of Bodelwyddan from 1872 to 1892 and Archdeacon of St Asaph from 1889 to 1892. [10]

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He was a very active Freemason, initiated as a student in 1868 in Oxford's Apollo University Lodge. In Wales he joined the Royal Denbigh Lodge, and became its Worshipful Master in 1883, becoming Provincial Grand Chaplain for North Wales in the same year. He became the Grand Chaplain of the United Grand Lodge of England, the most senior clerical appointment in Freemasonry, in 1898. [11]

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  2. thePeerage.com
  3. The Times, 20 November 1944; pg. 4; Issue 49995; col F Obituary
  4. Renowden, Raymond (1998). A genial, kind divine: Watkin Herbert Williams 1845-1944. Denbigh: Gwasg Gee. ISBN   978-0-7074-0309-0.
  5. The Clergy List” London, Kelly's, 1913
  6. Resignation Of The Bishop Of Bangor, The Times, 11 November 1924; pg. 14; Issue 43806; col F
  7. “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN   978-0-19-954087-7
  8. "University Intelligence" . London Evening Standard (14433). 4 November 1870. p. 3 col B. Retrieved 28 April 2016 via British Newspaper Archive.
  9. Ordinations. Lincoln., The Times, 27 December 1871; pg. 8; Issue 27257; col F
  10. The Times, 21 June 1889; pg. 13; Issue 32731; col B Ecclesiastical Appointments
  11. Horsley (The Rev'd Canon), JW (1906). "Notes on the Grand Chaplains of England". Ars Quatuor Coronatorum. 19. London: Quatuor Coronati Correspondence Circle Ltd. p. 196.
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Church in Wales titles
Preceded by
Daniel Lewis Lloyd
Bishop of Bangor
Succeeded by
Daniel Davies