Lawrence Bowen

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This article is about the Welsh priest. For the interior designer and television personality see Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

The Very Rev Lawrence Bowen was an eminent Anglican priest.[1]
He was born on 9 September 1914 and educated at Llanelli Grammar School and the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. He was ordained in 1938[2] and began his career with a curacy at Pembrey. From 1940 to 1946 he was a Minor Canon of St David's Cathedral. From then until 1964 he was Vicar of St Clears after which he was Rector of Tenby. In 1972 he became Dean of St David's, a post he held for 12 years.[3] He died on 26 September 1994.


  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  2. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1940-41 Oxford, OUP,1941
  3. ^ Cathedral web-site
Religious titles
Preceded by
Thomas Edward Jenkins
Dean of St David's
Succeeded by
Alexander Gordon MacWilliam