A. G. Edwards (bishop)
A. G. Edwards
|Archbishop of Wales|
|Church||Church in Wales|
|Born||2 November 1848|
Llanymawddwy, Gwynedd, Wales
|Died||22 July 1937(aged 88)|
|Alma mater||Jesus College, Oxford|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Alfred George Edwards.|
The son of a priest of the Church of England, Edwards was born in Llanymawddwy in Gwynedd. He studied at Jesus College, Oxford, before being appointed warden of Llandovery College in 1875. In the same year he was ordained as a priest and in 1885 he was appointed the vicar of St Peter's Church, Carmarthen. 
In 1889, Edwards was appointed the Bishop of St Asaph: he was elected on 2 March at St Asaph Cathedral and consecrated a bishop on Lady Day 1889 (25 March), by Frederick Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury, at Westminster Abbey. He was a strong defender of the rights of the established Church of England in Wales in the face of mounting call for disestablishment from the nonconformist and liberal majority.
When the Church of England in Wales was disestablished and became the Church in Wales in 1920, he was elected the first Archbishop of Wales. He retired in 1934, died in 1937 and was buried at St Asaph.
- Who was Who 1897–20 07, 1991, ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
- The Bishop Of St Asaph (News), The Times, 26 April 1889; pg. 7; Issue 32683; col F
- "The Bishopric of St Asaph (col. 3–4)". Church Times (#1363). 8 March 1889. p. 222. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 26 June 2018 – via UK Press Online archives.
- "Consecration of Bishops (col. 3–4)". Church Times (#1366). 29 March 1889. p. 289. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 26 June 2018 – via UK Press Online archives.
- "No. 27460". The London Gazette. 1 August 1902. p. 4972.
- Ecclesiastical News, Archbishop Of Wales's Retirement (Official Appointments and Notices), The Times, 25 July 1934; pg. 15; Issue 46815; col D
|Church in Wales titles|
| Bishop of St Asaph
|New title|| Archbishop of Wales