Derrick Childs

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The Most Reverend
Derrick Childs
Archbishop of Wales
Church Church in Wales
Appointed 1983
In office 1983-1986
Predecessor Gwilym Williams
Successor George Noakes
Consecration 1972
Personal details
Born (1918-01-14)January 14, 1918
Died March 18, 1987(1987-03-18) (aged 69)
Previous post Bishop of Monmouth (1972-1986)

Derrick Greenslade Childs (14 January 1918 – 18 March 1987 [1]) was the Anglican Bishop of Monmouth and Archbishop of Wales.

Childs was educated at University College, Cardiff and ordained in 1942.[2] He was a curate in Milford Haven and then Laugharne before becoming Warden of Llandaff House, Penarth. In 1961 he became director of the Church in Wales Publications and in 1965 principal of Trinity College, Carmarthen.[3] In 1972 he was ordained to the episcopate and in 1983 became Primate of the Church in Wales.[4] Childs was a sub-prelate of the Order of St John of Jerusalem. He died shortly after retirement.


  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  2. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1947-48 Oxford, OUP,1947
  3. ^ Diocese of Monmouth
  4. ^ The Times, 10 February 1983; pg. 12; Issue 61453; col F News in Brief
Church in Wales titles
Preceded by
Eryl Stephen Thomas
Bishop of Monmouth
Succeeded by
Royston Clifford Wright
Preceded by
Gwilym Williams
Archbishop of Wales
Succeeded by
George Noakes