Dewi Bridges

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Dewi Morris Bridges was the Bishop of Swansea and Brecon from 1988[1] until 1998.

Bridges was born in Beaufort, Blaenau Gwent on 18 November 1933.[2] He was educated at the St David's College, Lampeter and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and was ordained after a period of study at Westcott House, Cambridge in 1957.[3]

He held curacies at Rhymney and Chepstow (1960–63) after which he was Vicar of St James’, Tredegar. From 1965 to 1969 he was a Lecturer at Summerfield College of Education, Kidderminster, and then Vicar of Kempsey. Later he was Rural Dean of Narberth and then Archdeacon of St David's, before his elevation to the Episcopate in 1988.[4]


Church in Wales titles
Preceded by
Benjamin Noel Young Vaughan
Bishop of Swansea and Brecon
Succeeded by
Anthony Edward Pierce