Rowan Douglas Williams
Archbishop of Canterbury

Rowan Williams, 104th Archbishop of Canterbury

Diocese Diocese of Canterbury
Consecration 1992
Enthroned February 27, 2003
Ended December 21, 2012
Predecessor George Carey
Successor Justin Welby
Birth name Rowan Williams
Born June 14, 1950
Swansea, Wales
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Residence Lambeth Palace
Parents Aneurin Williams and Dolphine (Del, Nancy) Morris
Spouse Jane Williams
Signature Rowanauto

Rowan Douglas Williams was born in Swansea on June 14 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.

Elected as Archbishop of Canterbury on July 23 2002.

Confirmed as 104th Archbishop of Canterbury on December 2 2002 in St Paul’s Cathedral, London.

Enthroned as the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury on February 27 2003 in Canterbury Cathedral.

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