Cledan Mears

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John Cledan Mears (8 September 1922 – 13 July 2014) was the Anglican Bishop of Bangor from 1982 to 1992.[1][2][3]

Mears was born on 8 September 1922. He was educated at the University of Wales in Aberystwyth.[4] Ordained in 1947,[5] he began his ministry with curacies at Mostyn and Rhosllannerchrugog before being appointed Vicar of Cwm. From 1959 to 1973 he was a lecturer at Cardiff University after which he became the vicar of St Mark’s Gabalfa, his last position before his ordination to the episcopate.[6]


  1. ^ BBC Wales
  2. ^ Diocese of Bangor
  3. ^ "Bishop Cledan Mears (1922-2014) - The Diocese of Bangor". Retrieved 2014-07-17. 
  4. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory2008/2009 (100th edition), Church House Publishing (ISBN 9780715110300)
  5. ^ Who's Who2008: London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  6. ^ Bangor Civic Society
Church in Wales titles
Preceded by
Gwilym Williams
Bishop of Bangor
Succeeded by
Barry Morgan