Dominic Walker (bishop)

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Dominic Walker
Bishop of Monmouth
Monmouth VIPs Bishop Dominic Walker.jpg
Diocese Diocese of Monmouth
Installed 1997
Predecessor Rowan Williams
Other posts Area Bishop of Reading (1997–2002)
Ordination 1997[1]
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 is an Anglican bishop.[2] In 1997 he became the area Bishop of Reading and in 2002 Bishop of Monmouth.


Walker was born on 28 June 1948 and educated at Plymouth College[3] King's College London and Heythrop College, London.

Walker 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 St Peter Brighton and Rural Dean of Brighton.

Walker was appointed area Bishop of Reading[1] in 1997 and then became Bishop of Monmouth in the Church in Wales in 2003, succeeding the Most Reverend Rowan Williams, who moved to the Church of England to become Archbishop of Canterbury.

Walker is a member of the Oratory of the Good Shepherd. 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 June 30th, 2013.[6]


  1. ^ a b Debrett's People of Today London, 2008 Debrett's, ISBN 978-1-870520-95-9
  2. ^ BBC Wales story
  3. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  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)
Bishop of Reading
Succeeded by
Stephen Cottrell
Church in Wales titles
Preceded by
Rowan Williams
Bishop of Monmouth
Succeeded by

Bishop Dominic's Biography