Derrick Childs

Derrick Greenslade Childs (14 January 1918 – 18 March 1987 [1]) was the Anglican Bishop of Monmouth and Archbishop of Wales.

Derrick Childs
Archbishop of Wales
ChurchChurch in Wales
In office1983-1986
PredecessorGwilym Williams
SuccessorGeorge Noakes
Personal details
Born(1918-01-14)January 14, 1918
DiedMarch 18, 1987(1987-03-18) (aged 69)
Previous postBishop of Monmouth (1970-1986)

Childs was educated at University College, Cardiff and ordained in 1942.[2] He was a curate in Milford Haven and then Laugharne before becoming Warden of Llandaff House, Penarth. In 1961 he became director of the Church in Wales Publications and in 1965 principal of Trinity College, Carmarthen.[3] In 1970, he was ordained to the episcopate and in 1983 became Primate of the Church in Wales.[4] Childs was a sub-prelate of the Order of St John of Jerusalem. He died shortly after retirement.


  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  2. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1947-48 Oxford, OUP,1947
  3. ^ Diocese of Monmouth Archived 2011-06-07 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ The Times, 10 February 1983; pg. 12; Issue 61453; col F News in Brief
Church in Wales titles
Preceded by
Eryl Stephen Thomas
Bishop of Monmouth
Succeeded by
Royston Clifford Wright
Preceded by
Gwilym Williams
Archbishop of Wales
Succeeded by
George Noakes