Alan Jones (priest)
Alan W. Jones (born 5 March 1940 in London, England) is an Episcopal priest. He is the son of the late Edward Augustus and Blanche Hilda (Hunt) Jones.
Jones was the Dean of the Episcopal Grace Cathedral in San Francisco from 1985 until January 2009. Previously, he served as the Stephen F. Bayne Professor of Ascetical Theology at the General Theological Seminary in New York City from 1972 to 1982. During his tenure, he founded and was the first director of the Center for Christian Spirituality at General. Now a U.S. citizen, he was born in England and received his Ph.D. from the University of Nottingham. He is a prominent lecturer in Episcopalian and academic circles both nationally and internationally. He is a prolific writer of books, articles, and editorial opinions. Jones also the moderated The Forum at Grace Cathedral.
For many years, Jones was married to Josephine Franklin Jones, the daughter of Newbery Award-winning author Madeleine L'Engle; they had two daughters and a son. They were divorced in 1997. He married Virginia "Cricket" Franche Jones, an interior designer, in 1999.