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Bishop of Swansea and Brecon

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Arms of the Diocese of Swansea & Brecon

The Bishop of Swansea and Brecon is the Ordinary of the Church in Wales Diocese of Swansea and Brecon.

The diocese covers the City and County of Swansea and the ancient counties of Brecknockshire and Radnorshire. The see is in the town of Brecon where the seat is located at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Evangelist which was a parish church since the Reformation, becoming elevated to cathedral status in 1923.

The Bishops residence is Ely Tower, Brecon.

The office was created in 1923 at the founding of the diocese. On 29 January 2008, John Davies, Dean of Brecon Cathedral was elected Bishop. The election follows the retirement of Anthony Pierce on 16 January, who served as bishop of the diocese from 1999. Davies is the ninth Bishop of Swansea and Brecon, an area stretching south to the coast of Gower and north into much of mid-Wales.

List of the Bishops of the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon

Bishops of Swansea and Brecon
From Until Incumbent Notes
1923 1934 Edward Bevan Previously Assistant Bishop of Swansea (Diocese of St Davids)
1934 1939 John Morgan
1939 1953 Edward Williamson
1953 1958 Glyn Simon
1958 1976 John Thomas
1976 1988 Benjamin Vaughan
1988 1999 Dewi Bridges
1999 2008 Anthony Pierce
2008 present John Davies


  1. "Historical successions: Swansea and Brecon". Crockford's Clerical Directory. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 


  • Whitaker's Almanack to 2004, Joseph Whitaker and Sons Ltd/A&C Black, London
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