Huw Jones (bishop)

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The Right Reverend
Huw Jones
Bishop of St David's
Church Church in Wales
Diocese St David's
Installed 1996
Term ended 2001
Predecessor Ivor Rees
Successor Carl Cooper
Other posts Assistant Bishop of Diocese of St Asaph (1991–1996)
Dean of Brecon Cathedral (1981–1996)
Ordination 1959
Consecration 1991
Personal details
Birth name David Huw Jones
Born 1 July 1934
Died 18 October 2016(2016-10-18) (aged 82)
Nationality Welsh
Denomination Anglicanism
Spouse Gwyneth Jones
Children 2

David Huw Jones (1 July 1934[1] – 18 October 2016[2]) was a Welsh Anglican bishop who served as the Bishop of St. David's from 1996 to 2001.[3]


His first pastoral appointment was as a curate at Aberdare from 1959 to 1961, followed by the curate of St Catherine's, Neath from 1961 to 1965, Vicar of Crynant from 1965 to 1969, then the Vicar of Cwmafan (Cwmavon)(Michaelston-Super-Avon) from 1969 to 1973. His next appointment was as the Sub-Warden of St Michael's College, Llandaff from 1974 to 1978. He also became a Lecturer in the Faculty of Theology at the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire from 1974 to 1978; becoming Assistant Dean of Faculty from 1977 to 1978. He became a Diocesan Ecumenical Officer in 1979. He was appointed Dean of Brecon Cathedral and Vicar of Brecon, St Mary and Battle with Llanddew, in 1982, where he served until 1993.

Episcopal career

He was consecrated an Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of St Asaph in 1993. He was elected and enthroned Bishop of St David's in 1996. He retired at the end of 2001 and died on 18 October 2016.[2]


  1. ^ St. David's. Bishop of, since 1996: Rt Rev. David Huw Jones. Who's Who. A & C Black, London. 2001. p. 1822. 
  2. ^ a b Twm Owen (in "Local People") (20 October 2016). "Tributes paid to former Dean of Brecon". Tindle Newspapers Ltd. (Brecon & Radnor Express), Brecon. Retrieved 7 November 2017. 
  3. ^ Gwir Barchedig D Huw Jones (Caerdydd) Archived 2008-11-20 at the Wayback Machine., Nottingham Welsh Society

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