Anthony Pierce

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Anthony Edward Pierce (born 16 January 1941)[1] was the Bishop of Swansea and Brecon in the Church in Wales [2] from 1998 until 2008.

Career[edit]

Pierce was educated at Dynevor School, Swansea, and at Swansea University and Linacre College, Oxford. After a period of study at Ripon College Cuddesdon he was ordained in 1966.[3]

In Swansea he held curacies at St Peter's church (1965–1967) and at the church of St Mary and Holy Trinity (1967–1974), before being appointed Vicar of Llwynderw in 1974 - a position which he held until 1992. He was then chaplain of Singleton Hospital, 1980-1995, Secretary of the Diocesan Conference, 1991-1995 and Diocesan Director of Education, 1992-1999.

He served as archdeacon of Gower from 1995 until 1999 and vicar of Swansea St Mary from 1996 until 1999, when he accepted ordination to the Episcopate. Pierce retired in 2008.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  2. ^ The National Archives
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1975-76 Lambeth, Church House, 1975 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
Church in Wales titles
Preceded by
Dewi Bridges
Bishop of Swansea and Brecon
1999–2008
Succeeded by
John Davies