Albert Parry

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The Very Rev Albert William Parry was the eighth Dean[1] of St David's[2] between 1940 and 1949 and Editor of Y Llan and Church News, the Organ of the Church in Wales.
He was educated at St David's College, Lampeter and St Michael’s Theological College, Llandaff. He was Curate of St John’s Church, Cardiff and then Lecturer, Tutor and finally Professor of Education[3] at St Luke's College, Exeter. From 1908 until his accession to the Deanery in 1940[4] he was Principal of Trinity College, Carmarthen.[5] During this time he was also a Chaplain to the Forces attached to the South Wales Infantry Brigade. He died on 18 September 1950


  1. ^ Although an ancient foundation, before 1840 the senior residentiary cleric was the Precentor, and not a Dean, due to a complication during the dissolution of the monasteries > “Eglwys Gadeiriol Tyddewi, 1181-1981 / St David’s Cathedral, 1181-1981” St David’s, Gwasg yr Oriel Fach, 1981 ISBN 0-905421-02-7
  2. ^ Who was Who (1991) Who was who. A cumulated index 1897-1990, CD-ROM, London : A & C Black, ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ Open Library
  4. ^ Ecclesiastical News New Dean Of St. David's The Times Friday, 31 May 1940; pg. 9; Issue 48630; col E
  5. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1947-48 Oxford, OUP,1947

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Religious titles
Preceded by
David Watcyn Morgan
Dean of St David's
Succeeded by
Carlyle Witton-Davies