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The Bishop of Swansea was an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Diocese of St David's,[1] in the Church of England Province of Canterbury until 1920 and then in the Church in Wales.It took its name after the town of Swansea, then in Glamorganshire; since the erection of the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon in 1923, the title has been in abeyance.[2]

List of bishopsEdit

Bishops of Swansea
From Until Incumbent Notes
1890 1915 John Lloyd Died in office.[3]
1915 1923 Edward Bevan Church in Wales from 1920; elected first diocesan Bishop of Swansea and Brecon at that diocese's erection.[4]
1923 present in abeyance

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  1. ^ "The Suffragan Bishop of Swansea" in the Journal, Carmarthen, 4 July 1890, p. 2 (Archive accessed 7 October 2017)
  2. ^ "in memoriam: The Bishop of Swansea and Brecon". Church Times (#3707). 9 February 1934. p. 171. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 7 October 2017 – via UK Press Online archives.
  3. ^ "Death of Bishop Lloyd" in the Carmarthen Journal, 18 June 1916, p. 5 (Archive accessed 7 October 2017)
  4. ^ Diocesan web-site (Archived 25 July 2011; accessed 14 October 2017)