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  Williams, Rowan Douglas
NameRowan Douglas Williams
Canterbury, , United Kingdom
Born June 14, 1950 (71 years)
Last ModifedHomegrown Democrat
Dec 22, 2012 01:38pm
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InfoRowan Douglas Williams
Archbishop of Canterbury

Rowan Douglas Williams was born in Swansea on 14 June 1950. He was educated at Dynevor Secondary School, then at Christ's College Cambridge, where he read Theology. After research in Oxford (on Christianity in Russia), he spent two years as a lecturer at Mirfield Theological College near Leeds. From 1977, he spent nine years in academic and parochial work in Cambridge. From 1986-1992, Dr Williams was Professor of Theology at Oxford. He was enthroned as Bishop of Monmouth in 1992 and Archbishop of Wales in 2000. Dr Williams has written a number of books on the history of theology and spirituality and published collections of articles and sermons � as well as two books of poetry. He has been involved in various commissions on theology and theological education. He was a member of the Church Schools Review Group led by Lord Dearing and chaired the group that produced the report �Wales: a Moral Society?� Dr Williams is a Fellow of the British Academy. His interests include music, fiction and languages. Since 1981, Dr Williams has been married to Jane Paul, a lecturer in theology, whom he met while living and working in Cambridge. They have a son and a daughter.

Christ's College, Cambridge B.A. 1971. M.A. 1975
Wadham College, Oxford, D.Phil 1975
College of the Resurrection, Mirfield, 1975
Deacon 1977. Priest 1978
Tutor, Westcott House, Cambridge 1977-1980
Honorary Curate, Chesterton St George, Ely 1980-1983
Lecturer in Divinity, Cambridge 1980-1986
Dean and Chaplain, Clare College, Cambridge 1984-1986
Canon Theologian, Leicester Cathedral 1981-1982
Canon Residentiary, Christ Church, Oxford 1986-1992
Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity, Oxford 1986-1992
DD 1989

Elected as Bishop of Monmouth on 5th December 1991. Enthroned as Bishop of Monmouth on 14 May 1992 in St Woolos Cathedral, Newport. Elected Archbishop of Wales in December 1999. Enthroned as Archbishop of Wales on 26 February 2000 in St Woolos Cathedral. Elected as Archbishop of Canterbury on 23 July 2002. Confirmed as 104th Archbishop of Canterbury on 2 December 2002 in St Paul�s Cathedral, London. Enthroned as the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury on 27 February 2003 in Canterbury Cathedral.


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Aug 15, 2013 04:00pm News Rowan Williams tells 'persecuted' western Christians to grow up  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Mar 16, 2012 11:30am Announcement Breaking: Archbishop of Canterbury Resigns  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Feb 29, 2012 03:25am News Why it would be wrong to legalise gay marriage, by the Archbishop of Canterbury  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Jun 09, 2011 08:00pm News Rowan Williams: no one voted for coalition policies  Article New Jerusalem 
Jun 09, 2011 08:00am Op-Ed by Candidate The government needs to know how afraid people are  Article New Jerusalem 

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