Dominic Walker (bishop)

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Dominic Walker
Bishop of Monmouth
Monmouth VIPs Bishop Dominic Walker.jpg
Diocese Diocese of Monmouth
In office 2003-2013
Predecessor Rowan Williams
Other posts Area Bishop of Reading (1997–2002)
Ordination 1972 (priest)
Consecration 1997
Personal details
Birth name Dominic Edward William Murray Walker
Born (1948-06-28) 28 June 1948 (age 66)
Nationality British
Denomination Anglicanism
Profession Bishop, theologian
Alma mater King's College London
Heythrop College, London.

Dominic Edward William Murray Walker, OGS, DL (born 28 June 1948) is a retired Anglican bishop.[1] He was the Bishop of Reading, an area bishop, from 1997 to 2002 and Bishop of Monmouth from 2003 to 2013.

Early life[edit]

Walker was born on 28 June 1948 and educated at Plymouth College[2] King's College London, Heythrop College, London and the University of Wales .

Religious career[edit]

Walker was ordained priest in 1972.[3] He began his ministry with a curacy at St Faith's Southwark[4] after which he was domestic chaplain to the Bishop of Southwark,[5] Rector of Newington St Mary, Vicar of Brighton Team Rector of St Peter, St Nicholas & the Chapel Royal Brighton and Rural Dean of Brighton. Canon & Prebendary of Chichester Cathedral.

He is a member of the Oratory of the Good Shepherd. He served as father superior from 1990 to 1996.[3]

He was appointed area Bishop of Reading in 1997.[3] He then became Bishop of Monmouth in the Church in Wales in 2003, succeeding the Rowan Williams, who moved to the Church of England to become Archbishop of Canterbury.

His last episcopal seat was held at Newport Cathedral. At the end of 2012, it was announced that Walker was due to retire, and he did so on 30 June 2013.[6] In retirement, he maintains his ties with church as an honorary assistant bishop in the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon.[3]


  1. ^ BBC Wales story
  2. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  3. ^ a b c d "Dominic Edward William Murray WALKER". People of Today. Debrett's. Retrieved 7 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Church information
  5. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 Lambeth, Church House Publishing ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0
  6. ^ "Bishop to retire in June 2013". Church in Wales. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Bone
Bishop of Reading
Succeeded by
Stephen Cottrell
Church in Wales titles
Preceded by
Rowan Williams
Bishop of Monmouth
Succeeded by
Richard Pain

Bishop Dominic's Biography