Edward Williamson

A memorial plaque to Williamson in Brecon Cathedral

Edward William Williamson was the Bishop of Swansea and Brecon in the Church in Wales from 1939 until his death on 23 September 1953.[1][2]

Williamson was born on 22 April 1892.[3] He was educated at The Cathedral School, Llandaff, Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford, and was ordained in 1915.[4]

He began his ordained ministry with curacies at St Martin's Leeds and All Saints' South Lambeth, after which he was a lecturer at St Augustine's College, Canterbury. From 1926 to 1939 he was Warden of St Michael's Theological College, Llandaff, when he was appointed to the episcopate.[5] On 26 July 1949, as Bishop of Swansea and Brecon, he dedicated the new St Martin's (Dunvant), which was possibly the first church to be dedicated in Wales after the Second World War.


  1. ^ New Bishop of Asaph, The Times, 21 June 1950; pg. 4; Issue 51723; col F
  2. ^ Obituary Bishop Of Swansea And Brecon Scholar And Antiquary, The Times, 24 September 1953; pg. 8; Issue 52735; col E
  3. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  4. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1947-48 Oxford, OUP,1947
  5. ^ Diocesan website
Church in Wales titles
Preceded by
John Morgan
Bishop of Swansea and Brecon
Succeeded by
William Glyn Hughes Simon