John Davies (bishop of St Asaph)

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John Stewart Davies[1] (born 28 February 1943) was Bishop of St Asaph from 1999 until 2008.

Davies was educated at St. John's School, Leatherhead. After a career in Journalism, he read Hebrew at University College of North Wales (1968-1972); and at Queens' College, Cambridge (1972-1974), he wrote an MLitt thesis on ‘Form and Tradition of the Prophetic Call Narratives’ (awarded 1975). After study at Wescott House, he was ordained Deacon in 1974 (at Llanrhaeadr-yng-Nghinmeirch parish church) and ordained Priest in 1975 (at St Asaph Cathedral) by the Bishop of St Asaph, Harold John Charles. He began his service in the Church in Wales at Hawarden.[2] He then held incumbencies at Rhosymedre and Mold,[3] latterly as Archdeacon of St Asaph.[4]


  1. ^ Diocesan web-site
  2. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 Lambeth, Church House Publishing ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0
  3. ^ Debrett's People of Today London, 2008 Debrett's, ISBN 978-1-870520-95-9
  4. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
Church in Wales titles
Preceded by
Alwyn Rice Jones
Bishop of St Asaph
Succeeded by
Gregory Cameron

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