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The new Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd. Dr. Rowan Williams was born near Swansea and grew up mainly in Oystermouth (Mumbles) in Swansea. Here he has been confirmed and has been a member of the choir for some years.


Photos of Archbishop Rowan Williams' Visit Mumbles on Saturday 21st June

Archbishop Rowan Williams to visit Mumbles on Saturday 21st June

Mrs. Olive Hughes writes on Dr. Rowan Williams' Enthronement

On Sunday 2 March 2003 a tree was planted in All Saints' churchyard to commemorate the enthronement of Dr. Williams by Naomi, who had been baptized in the morning family service.

Shortly before his enthronement on 27 February 2003 he sent a message to All Saints' Church in Oystermouth.

Enthronement: (diverse materials incl. photos, order of service, sermon etc.)

Enthronement Sermon:


Some links:

Informations on him

Photos can be found here

Press releases:

All Saints' Church: Where the New Archbishop of Canterbury grew up
and "The Vicar writes" (from All Saints' Parish Magazine - Aug. 2002)


Evangelicals split over Dr Williams (Church Times)

referring to the nomination of Dr Rowan Williams as 104th Archbishop of Canterbury and Leader of the Anglican Communion

The National Assembly's First Minister, Rhodri Morgan, has welcomed Rowan Williams appointment as the new Archbishop of Canterbury.

Nomination of Dr. Williams (Church of England's Web Site)
(Announcement/  Opening Statement/ Biography/ Background to the appointment of an Archbishop of Canterbury/ Links to Church Press coverage)

Nomination of Dr. Williams on the Archbishop of Canterbury's Website

Dr. Williams' Michaelmas 2002 letter to his present Diocese of Monmouth

Archbishop of Wales' website

Sermons and Addresses

Website of the Anglican Communion

Excerpts from writings of Dr. Williams, mainly prayers and poems

All Saints' Church, Oystermouth, Swansea (Parish Magazine August 2002) - Rowan Williams grew up in Ostermouth -

More general websites of churches involved

Church in Wales

Church of England

Anglican Communion

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